Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Just been looking through the EU site that shows where "grants" are made - hasn't been updated since September though - HERE
Go on, get stuck in. You wouldn't believe where the unelected and the unaccountable can throw your hard earned money. 17 BILLION handed out in 2008 alone.
My favourite so far? 80,000 euros to the Pakistan Folklore Society. For "Restoring dignity amongst indigenous desert border communities".
Or 358,000 euros for "STRENGTHENING PASTORALISTS' VOICE IN DECENTRALIZED LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROCESSES" in Uganda
Just click on 2008 and hit search. 2nd biggest recipient was ...........a train line in France (cost 147 MILLION euros). We really do need a revolution.
UPDATE: Fuck me. 3.5 MILLION to replace a "team leader" on the "economic development of the Turkish Cypriot Community"
I'm in the wrong business!
UPDATE2: Get the full rules of how to get YOUR hands on some the 975 BILLION Euros they are handing out to all and sundry HERE (pdf)
UPDATE3: Yay! 85 MILLION euros is up for grabs in 2010 for "Security and Safeguarding Liberties"! fucking GET IN. Chicken Dinners all round!