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The legal basis of the Budget policy are Articles 268 to 280 of the Treaty establishing the European Community.
The biggest slice of the budget goes to ensure we have secure supplies of safe food and preserve the EU’s farming
and rural heritage. Of the total budget of €116.5bn in 2005, agriculture will take €42.8bn. A further €6.3bn will
be spent on rural development.