Budgetary Control

European Commission

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

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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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wallet and 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...

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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 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
28.04.2016 - 12:40

EU spending 2014: more focus on results

The European Parliament Rapporteurs for the 2014 budget discharge, EPP Group MEPs Marian-Jean Marinescu, Claudia Schmidt and Markus Pieper, have asked for more focus on the results of EU spending and...
Refugees Continue To Land On Lampedusa Island
Press Release
28.04.2016 - 12:12

Socialists refuse to earmark development aid for refugees

Socialists and Greens reject measures to use European Development Fund (EDF) more efficiently. "We need to fight the root causes of migration more. European development aid needs to be used...
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Press Release
25.04.2016 - 15:23

Unused EU money must be put to use

"Each year, around €2 billion in commitments foreseen in the EU budget remain unspent as the actions for which they were earmarked are not implemented. This amount should remain in the EU...
Euro symbol in the magnifying glass
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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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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