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
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....
wallet and money
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...
Monetary crop
Press Release
14.07.2015 - 09:41

CAP controls: save money, keep it simple

"Four billion Euros of EU money is spent every year to make sure that farmers obey every single one of the many complex EU rules. With better regulation and simplified monitoring we could save...
European Union
30.06.2015 - 15:49

12 golden stars for Europe's unity and solidarity

Do you know what the 12 golden stars on the European flag stand for? You are correct if you say that the circle symbolises unity, but wrong if you say that the stars represent the number of the...


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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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