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...

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OLAF

“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...

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About

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
04.04.2016 - 17:23

EU spending: quality of audit needs to improve

The Committee on Budgetary Control decided in its vote today not to grant a discharge for three European Joint Undertakings, namely ARTEMIS, ENIAC and Fusion for Energy - F4E (ITER), for their...
OLAF
Press Release
09.03.2016 - 18:41

OLAF Director-General's immunity needs to be lifted

Inge Gräßle MEP, Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee and Rapporteur on the OLAF Regulation, has warned the European Commission of "dirty deals...
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Press Release
25.02.2016 - 11:24

Tobacco Agreements: new tools needed against smuggling

Counterfeit cigarettes, smuggling and other forms of the illicit trade in tobacco products cost the EU and its Member States more than €10 billion per year in losses in duties and tax revenues....
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News
07.12.2015 - 10:15

Better spending - more value for taxpayers' money

Better value for taxpayers' money. This is the core idea behind the topic of performance-based budgeting that the EPP Group Bureau is discussing this week in Prague. "The EU budget is an...
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Press Release
10.11.2015 - 16:52

EU spending 2014: focus on agreed targets

"The Annual Report of the European Court of Auditors released today shows that Member States must better focus on funding their common European goals", says German MEP Joachim Zeller who...
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Press Release
14.10.2015 - 18:31

Conflict of interest is not to be taken lightly

Conflicts of interest: the European Parliament's Budgetary Control (CONT) Committee Coordinators will tomorrow look into the scandalous case of a contract awarded by the European Commission...

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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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