Cyprus, Denmark, Holland Face 19 Million in Fines
Cyprus, Denmark and the Netherlands face superlevy fines adding up to 19 million euros for exceeding their milk quotas in 2009/2010, said the European Commission in a statement.
"This compares with the €99m triggered last year and €340m the previous year," said the statement.
Altogether these three countries accounted for an overrun of 70 000 tonnes of their national quotas. The Netherlands and Denmark exceeded their "deliveries" quota by 0.4%, and Cyprus by 0.3%, triggering fines of €13.03 million, €5.68 million and €125 000 respectively.