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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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 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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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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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
News
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...
OLAF
Press Release
09.06.2015 - 16:51

OLAF: Anti-Fraud Office must play by the book

“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 EPP Group Coordinator in the Budgetary Control...
Cigarettes
Press Release
19.05.2015 - 11:10

Unveil the secretive tobacco agreements!

“Agreements between four multinational tobacco manufacturers, the EU and its Member States are worth almost €2 billion but we have no proof of this worth as they are veiled in secrecy...
Gavel and european union flag
Press Release
29.04.2015 - 14:07

European Prosecutor will be guardian of taxpayers' money

The European Parliament today adopted, with a large majority, the interim Report on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office. Prosecuting offences against the EU budget is...
Monetary crop
Press Release
24.03.2015 - 16:08

CAP: better controls to benefit farmers

Monitoring EU spending on the Common Agricultural Policy is consuming a growing amount of time and money. Checking 40 million transactions and other CAP controls costs around four billion Euros a...

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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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