At a European Parliament hearing on budgetary control over European Union expenses last week, lawmakers met with national members of parliament to find ways to have more oversight over the annual 110 billion Euro expenditures.The European Commission now handles how the money is spent. About 80 percent of the EU’s budget is spent at the national and local level and can be difficult to track, parliamentarians said.Most of that is spent on farming and rural development (46 percent) and on aid to po...

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