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27th Aug 2016

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NGOs received billions in EU funding in 2013

The European Commission handed out some €4.49 billion in 2013 to some 8,275 NGOs, according to German centre-right MEP Ingeborg Grassle, a member of the budgetary control committee. "NGOs cannot demand transparency from others and withhold information about their own accounts," said Grassle in a statement Thursday.

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