Thursday December 12, 2019

The sheikh, the farmers and the generous CAP

Some of the wealthiest people in the world, including Sheikh Mohammed, benefit from EU farm subsidies

3rd February, 2019
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai received €182,158 in farming subsidies in 2017Getty

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the 69-year-old prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.

The Sheikh has 23 children from his six wives. One of his daughters attracted worldwide attention last year when she uploaded a 40-minute video to YouTube alleging that she had been beaten and tortured after a previous failed escape from the UAE. Princess Sheikha Latifa’s video was viewed almost two and a...

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