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Members of the EP Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) of the European Parliament in Brussels, meet in Brussels to discuss a study on the largest 50 beneficiaries in each EU Member State of common agricultural policy (CAP) and cohesion funds. The CAP and the Cohesion Policy are the two largest spending areas, responsible for over two-thirds of the EU budget. The aim of this study is to address the existing difficulties in identifying direct and ultimate beneficiaries. Views of the atmosphere at the meeting during the presentation by Willem Pieter De Groen (CEPS) and statement by Monika HOHLMEIER (EPP, DE), Rapporteur.