The European Commission has announced that it will recover EUR 145 million of EU farm money unduly spent by Member States because of inadequate control procedures or non-compliance with EU rules on agricultural expenditure. Under EU rules, Member States are responsible for paying out and checking expenditure under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Commission is required to ensure that Member States have made correct use of the funds. This is the 25th time since 1995 that the Commission has decided to claim back spent CAP funds. Money will be recovered from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.