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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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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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...
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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...
Speed limit sign chaos
Press Release
27.04.2017 - 11:56

EU needs a budgetary cycle that matches its objectives

Five-year budget cycle could be solution “The European Union’s seven-year budgetary cycle, which is not synchronised with the Parliament’s and the Commission’s five-year...
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News
07.02.2017 - 14:16

EU fights 600 million euro annual fraud

The European Parliament has successfully concluded negotiations on legislation that will help fight fraud against the EU’s financial interests by means of criminal law. The Parliament thereby...
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Press Release
13.10.2016 - 10:17

EU spending in 2015: results should be thoroughly evaluated

“We should better evaluate the real results in the spending of the EU budget”, said Joachim Zeller MEP, Rapporteur for the budgetary discharges of the European Commission, commenting on...
European Commission
Press Release
27.09.2016 - 19:29

Tighter rules for Code of Conduct for Commissioners

Code of Conduct for Commissioners should be mandatory and not voluntary The rapporteur of the Budgetary Control Committee, Inge Gräßle MEP calls for more accountability and consistency...

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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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