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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Money Stacks on Bills
Press Release
18.04.2018 - 13:13

Discharges 2016: call for faster and better spending

The European Parliament welcomes the decrease of errors in payments from the EU budget. The Report on the annual approval process of how EU taxpayers’ money is spent was adopted in plenary...
European Commission
Press Release
18.04.2018 - 12:14

Commission must review its rules for nominations

“The European Commission should review its administrative procedure for the appointment of senior officials to ensure transparency, integrity and equal opportunities by the end of the year...
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Press Release
14.03.2018 - 16:10

Protection of journalists equals freedom and good governance

Investigative journalists are of crucial value to society as they reveal bad administration, fraud, corruption and other types of mismanagement of taxpayers’ money. Following the brutal...
Money Stacks on Bills
Press Release
28.09.2017 - 10:09

EU spending: delays in payments must be fixed

The European Court of Auditors today presented its annual report on how EU money was spent in 2016. German EPP Group Member Joachim Zeller, Spokesman for the European Commission discharge for 2016,...
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Press Release
05.07.2017 - 12:28

Historical step to protect taxpayers’ money

“An historical first step towards the harmonisation of criminal law on crimes committed against the EU budget was taken today when the European Parliament adopted the Directive on the...
Man reaching into empty pocket
Press Release
16.05.2017 - 12:50

Leaking VAT system must be fixed

The leaking VAT system must be quickly and efficiently fixed, says Julia Pitera MEP, Rapporteur on the 2015 report on the 'Protection of the EU's financial interests - fight against fraud...

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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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