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Financing of Official Controls – Legal Aspects in Light of Regulation (EU) 2017/625

Agnieszka Serlikowska


Pecuniae imperare oportet, non servire - money should be mastered, not served. This Seneca quote could be a short summary for the main rule related to financing of official controls. To reduce the dependency of the official control system on public finances, competent authorities of Member States should collect fees or charges to cover the costs that they incur. A self-financing system sounds like a perfect solution in theory; however, in practice it creates many legal issues that should be signalised, especially in the light of new provisions of Regulation (EU) 2017/625.

Agnieszka Serlikowska, legal adviser from Bydgoszcz and a PhD student at the Warsaw University, Law and Administration Faculty, Department of Agricultural Law and Food Protection System, Food Law Section. The author can be contacted at <a.serlikowska@gmail.com>.

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