Never Trust A Bulgarian With His Hand Out

It's all kicking off in Bulgaria after satellite monitoring revealed that land that some Bulgarian farmers were claiming set-aside for turned out to include sports stadiums, rubbish dumps and graveyards!

These boys could teach the Chinese a thing or two about manipulating the system.

The EU Commission have apparently put the blocks on huge tranches of farm aid destined for Bulgaria, until the whole thing gets sorted out.

Legitimate Bulgarian farmers have taken to the streets in protest that their bent-as-a-nine-bob-note brothers are preventing real subsidies getting through.

It is worth noting that the country produced 4.385mmt of soft wheat in 2008. You can bet your house on it now that they won't be matching that again in 2009 if they're short of cash.