After months of wrangling over the cost of milk subsidies, the European Commission is to halve the EU contribution to funding for educational milk, leaving the member states and the dairy industry to find the difference. The Commission will cut the cost to the CAP budget from 91.2 million euros a year to just 43 million. "The regulation allows for member states to ensure the financing of their share through a contribution of those who benefit from the programme, the dairy sector," said a Commission statement. EU farm ministers still have to approve the programme. There is likely to be a further tussle with the member state governments over the financing issue. {{PROVISIONS }}