Hearings


A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

12-07-2017 - Absorption of Structural Funds in different Member States

CONT 18-07-2017 - 15:14
Poster CONT Public hearing Absorption of funds

Public hearing on the causes of the various problems of absorption of funds in different Member States, and envisaged solutions in the perspective of the Commission’s role in assisting Member States and pre-accession countries in correct absorption of EU funds (Read more)

21-06-2017 - Is EU investment moving research, innovation and business forward?

CONT 15-06-2017 - 10:40
Hearing poster

On 21.06.17 the CONT Committee will hold a hearing on “Is EU investment moving research, innovation and business forward? Mid-term (cost-effectiveness) assessment of Horizon 2020". The objective is to highlight achievements, identify weaknesses and propose improvements with the view to enhancing the cost-effectiveness of EU budget investments. (Read more)

13-07-2016 - Hearing on Corporate VAT Fraud

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:51
Poster on Corporate VAT Fraud

On 13.07.2016, the Committee on Budgetary Control will hold the hearing on Corporate VAT Fraud. Rapporteur: Andrey Novakov (EPP) (Read more)

24-05-2016 - Protection of the financial interests of the European Union

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:48
Hearing poster on Protection of the financial interests of the European Union

On 24.05.2016, the Committee on Budgetary Control will hold the hearing on Protection of the financial interests of the European Union: the role of investigative journalism, watchdog NGOs and multimedia. Co-Rapporteurs: Inés Ayala Sender (S&D) and Benedek Jávor (Greens) (Read more)

20-04-2016 - Control of projects and implementation of EU funds in the area of infrastructure

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:45
Hearing poster on Control of projects and implementation of EU funds

On 20.04.16, the Committee on Budgetary Control held the hearing on "Control of projects and implementation of EU funds in the area of infrastructure and transport - effectiveness and problems". (Read more)

10-11-2015 - The Financial Instruments under the Cohesion Policy 2007 - 2013

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:41
Hearing Poster on Financial Instruments Under Cohesion Policy 2007-2013

On 10.11.15, the Committee on Budgetary Control will hold the hearing on "The Financial Instruments under the Cohesion Policy 2007 - 2013: How the Member States and the Selected Financial Institutions have respected and preserved the EU financial interests" (Read more)

14-07-2015 - The use of the EU funds in Member States

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:37
Hearing poster on the use of EU funds in Member States

On 14.07.15, the Committee on Budgetary Control will hold the hearing on 'The use of EU funds in Member States in partnership with companies (contractors or subcontractors) outside of a given Member State'. Who benefitted from structural funds spending in Central and East Eastern Europe: West European contractors or to the people in Central and East European Member States? (Read more)

17-06-2015 - Hearing of Danish candidate as a member of the European Court of Auditors

CONT 07-06-2017 - 16:34
ECA logo

The Budgetary Control Committee will hold the hearing of the Danish candidate, Bettina Michelle Jakobsen, as a member of the European Court of Auditors. A vote "in camera" on the draft report on the appointment will follow. (Read more)

05-05-2015 - Control challenges in the EU's own resources system

CONT BUDG 06-06-2017 - 11:31
Poster of CONT-BUDG hearing on Own resources system

The Hearing is organised jointly by the Committee on Budgetary Control and the Committee on Budgets. The purpose is to examine the control aspects of the GNI (gross national income) and VAT (value added tax) own resources system. In particular, Members will focus on the way own resources are collected. (Read more)

14-04-2015 - Cooperation and Verification mechanism with regard to Bulgaria and Romania

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:29
public hearing CONT

On 14.04.15 the Committees on Budgetary Control held a Hearing on "Cooperation and Verification mechanism with regard to Bulgaria and Romania". The objective was to allow a deep discussion at the European Parliament level to assess how Bulgaria and Romania are implementing the commitments to a judicial reform, fighting against corruption and organised crime. (Read more)