European Union funding £90m green lobbying con
Published 21 December 2013
Activists are being given the grants from a European Commission environmental fund, which enables a network of green groups to influence and promote EU policy.
The practice has been branded a “cash carousel” by critics, who have called for the special fund — called Life+ — to be scrapped.
In total, the fund has handed out more than £90 million to green groups in the past 15 years, according to the TaxPayers’ Alliance, which has analysed its spending.