Budgetary Control

European Commission

“The European Commission should review its administrative procedure for the appointment of senior officials to ensure transparency, integrity...

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...



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.


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Press Release
10.05.2012 - 18:15

EP discharges Commission budget for '10, but with conditions

"In times of economic crisis, when austerity is being called for in the Member States, it is particularly important that the EU uses its resources carefully and minimises waste and fraud",...
Euro symbol in the magnifying glass
07.05.2012 - 13:00

Keeping tabs on the EU taxpayer's money

Every year EU spending is about Euros. It not only takes a lot of planning and many decisions to decide on how to spend all that money, but also a great deal of supervision on how...
Financial Analysis with charts and european currency
Press Release
23.04.2012 - 14:45

Financial Assistance Mechanisms:

"These instruments are vital for some Member States and the intervention of the European Union was mandatory to save the Eurozone", said Rapporteur Iliana Ivanova MEP at a Hearing organised...
Frankfurt, EZB, Banking & Euro
Press Release
29.03.2012 - 14:30

EIB should increase its support for businesses in Europe

During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels on 29 March, MEPs approved the Annual Report on the activities of the European Investment Bank in 2010. The Vice-Chairwoman of the...
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...


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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