§ Alun Michael
The main recipients of tobacco subsidies are Greece. Italy, Spain and France. A table showing the tobacco premiums paid in each of the EU member states which benefited is as follows.
EU expenditure on tobacco premiums in 2002 € million Greece 369 Italy 330.8 Spain 115.4 France 80.4 Germany 35.1 Portugal 16.3 Belgium 3.9 Austria 0.9 Total 951.8 Source: EU Commission