The EU Parliament – they wouldn’t give this data centrally.
In November 2010 the Bureau, with the Financial Times, reported on EU’s hidden billions.
Our work created the only comprehensive database tracking every penny distributed through the EU’s Structural Funds up to that date.
It provides evidence on a structural fund programme that distributes €347bn of European taxpayers’ money across 271 regions in 27 countries.
For over eight months the Bureau and the FT collected the data that was never centrally published. It relates to billions of euros and reveals 646,000 recipients that have received the funds.
Our research exposed how:
Up to now the database was maintained by the Financial Times. Now we release all the data to data journalists and programmers for their own use.
It isn’t in an easy format but we hope that it works for those that know how.
Please share this information and keep us informed of any stories that come from it.
Any credit to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism would be gratefully received.
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