Ir-Regolament Finanzjarju applikabbli għall-baġit tal-Unjoni Ewropea jistabbilixxi, fost il-prinċipji għall-implimentazzjoni tal-baġit, il-prinċipju tat-trasparenza li huwa affermat tul ir-Regolament Finanzjarju kollu u r-Regoli ta’ Applikazzjoni tiegħu permezz ta’ dispożizzjonijiet diversi li jiżguraw il-pubblikazzjoni xierqa (ex ante u/jew ex post) tal-implimentazzjoni tal-baġit.
Għal dak li jikkonċerna l-għotjiet, il-pubblikazzjoni hija definita mill-Artikolu 128 tar-Regolament Finanzjarju li jipprevedi kemm pubblikazzjoni ex ante tal-programm annwali u sejħiet għal proposti kif ukoll pubblikazzjoni ex post tal-għotjiet mogħtija matul sena finanzjarja. Għal dan l-għan, huwa utli li jiġi mfakkar li għotja titqies mogħtija meta jingħata l-ewwel impenn ġuridiku, jiġifieri l-ewwel ftehim jiġi ffirmat.
The Directorate General for Interpretation and Conferences of the European Parliament has adopted a Work Programme on financial support for training in conference interpreting. The work programme covers the academic year 2014/2015.
The call for proposals for the organisation of postgraduate courses and projects aimed at supporting interpreter training is now open. The deadline for the submission of applications is 16 May 2014 as per dispatch mark.
Before completing the application form, applicants are advised to read carefully the call for proposals and the accompanying documents.
Under the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Union, the award of grants is governed by the principle of transparency, which means inter alia that there must be ex post publication.
Article 169 of the Financial Regulation Implementing Rules, which still applies to grants awarded in 2012 but has been superseded by new Articles 21 and 191 in the Rules of Application for grants awarded from 2013 onwards, stipulates that ‘All grants awarded in the course of a financial year, except scholarships paid to natural persons, shall be published’ on ‘the internet site of the Community institution concerned during the first half of the year following the closure of the budget year in respect of which they were awarded.’
Parliament is also obliged - in order to comply with personal data protection legislation (Article 35 of the Financial Regulation and Article 21 of the Rules of Application) - to limit the information which is published on grants. Information on grants awarded over the last two years will be published on the website. Older figures will be accessible upon request from the relevant directorates-general, with due regard for Regulation 45/2001/EC (see legal opinion on this website).