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...

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...


“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.


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...
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...
Can of euro puzzles
Press Release
24.03.2015 - 11:24

Budget 2013: EU has no money to waste, sanctions must apply

The European Parliament Report on the European Commission’s spending in 2013 indicates a clear misuse of EU funds. Information communicated by Member States is in need of improvement, access to...
Statistics, Finance, Stock Exchange and Accounting
Press Release
12.11.2014 - 17:49

Incorrect EU spending needs to be addressed

"We know the amount of errors in EU spending. Now tell us the details and problems that caused the errors and we could save billions of taxpayers' money", said Inge Gräßle...


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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