Follow us on Twitter
Create an account or sign in

latest news & reports from the network

Legal Notice

Background is run by the European Fund for Investigative Journalism, a project of the Pascal Decroos Fond, a foundation based in Belgium.

Privacy Policy

We won't sell, rent or give your personal information to anyone. We will only contact you if you sign up to the regular email updates.

Information added by users

The website allows registered users of the site (i.e. the general public) to add information that may be useful in helping other people understand the context of farm subsidy payments and/or relevant information concerning beneficiaries. EU Transparency encourages users to provide only factual information, wherever possible accompanied by external sources.

We reserves the right to edit, remove, or refuse user postings that we determine to be, off-topic, defamatory, obscene, offensive, a violative of copyright or other third-party rights or otherwise inappropriate. The website is available to the public and users should not post confidential information to it.

Users remain solely liable for the additional information they post. The posting of information provided by users does not constitute endorsement of that information by us. We expressly excludes liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the website by any person in contravention of these rules.

If you have a concern about information added by users, please contact us

Use of the database

The database is made available under the Open Database License. You are free:

As long as you:

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability content is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

The data on farm subsidy payments that is available on is drawn from many different government sources. In some cases the source data have errors which we have not yet detected and in other cases the data has been provided in very complex and impenetrable formats, which may have given rise to errors in the way it is presented on

While we will strive to root out any errors in the data presented on, unless the European Union agrees to provide a single, consistent and comparable dataset of farm subsidy payments, it is difficult to be sure there are no inaccuracies that escaped our notice.

Under no circumstances will we be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of regardless of the form of action.

We do not warrant that functions contained in content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.