November 4, 2012

EU funds spent on Caribbean music festival

 Every year, Britain gives around £4.2 billion to Brussels for the European Union’s “structural and cohesion funds”.


The fund also provides cash to an annual four-day music festival on Marie-Galante, in Guadeloupe, the French group of islands in the Caribbean.
Organisers had hoped Terre de Blues would attract visitors to the island, which has suffered from depopulation and is home to around 12,400 people, but only 10 per cent of its audience came from abroad last year.

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