Budgetary Control

Simplified rules, less bureaucracy

General introduction The EU budget is an investment budget. About 90% of EU resources are spent on policies and programmes that benefit citizens...

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Better value for taxpayers' money. This is the core idea behind the topic of performance-based budgeting that the EPP Group Bureau is discussing...


“The European Anti-Fraud Office, OLAF, must show by example how to play by the rules and not fiddle with its own statistics,” says the...

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The European Parliament today adopted, with a large majority, the interim Report on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office...



The Committee on Budgetary Control is responsible for the control of the implementation of the EU's budget, meaning that the taxpayers' money is well spent. It considers fraud and irregularities in the budget implementation, and suggests measures aimed at preventing and prosecuting such cases. It also audits the accounts of EU Institutions.


Press Release
27.03.2012 - 13:00

EU Agencies: Budget Discharge postponed for 3 Agencies

Following the proposal of Monica Macovei MEP, Rapporteur of the European Parliament for the 2010 discharge of the 24 Decentralized Agencies and 7 Joint Undertakings, the Budgetary Control Committee...
Press Release
05.03.2012 - 17:15

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Following a fact-finding mission to the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, Members of the European Parliament's Budgetary Control Committee (CONT) have warned of a "lack of sustainability...
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Press Release
29.02.2012 - 17:30

EU Agencies Budget discharge:

Monica Macovei MEP is to meet with the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency to have a frank discussion on conflicts of interest and public procurement after visiting more Agencies...


Past Events

Good Administrative Behaviour
01.07.2015 - 14:30

Good Administrative Behaviour

Article 41 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the Union enshrines a legally-binding "right to good administration". As a follow-up to...


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