15.000 Polish farmers have received too high land grants from the EU in 2009 – 2010. Due to a technicality most people do not have to repay the erroneous contributions.
The problem arose when the farmers calculated the size of their land area which formed the basis of the agriculture contribution.
A total of 210 000 contributions were reviewed and the errors amounted to several million euro. In total, only 867 Polish farmers have been asked to pay back, but they intend to appeal the decision.