[ Director: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano X

sexta-feira, 10 de março de 2017

Greece fails to claim a single euro from EU’s fruit and veg in schools scheme


MEP Manolis Kefalogiannis said it was evidence of an "indifferent" government.
[European Parliament]

The European Commission recently announced the absorption rates of a €150 million programme, which aimed to distribute fruits and vegetables in schools for the 2015 -2016 period.

The EU-funded scheme provides school children with fruits and vegetables, aiming to encourage good eating habits in young people and promote a healthier lifestyle.

Bulgaria, Hungary, and Lithuania have absorbed all the funds earmarked for them, while Cyprus absorbed 84.8% and Croatia 96.9%.

EURACTIV was informed that Greece was the only EU country that did not absorb any amount from the €3.1 million to which it was entitled.

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