It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the web pages of the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT). This site is designed to enable the citizen to follow our work.
CONT looks at how the EU Budget is spent, how well goals are met and if the programmes are value for money and ensuring that European tax payer money is spent efficiently, effectively and according to EU law. In this context, the Committee relates closely with the Court of Auditors and suggests improvements on the basis of the Court's audit results in order to ensure sound financial management.
In addition, CONT liaises with the Union's Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) to strengthen the fight against fraud and corruption in relation to the EU Budget.
The main tool CONT has at hand is the "discharge" procedure. During this procedure CONT scrutinises the implementation of the EU Budget by all actors involved, i.e. inter alia the Commission, Parliament, other institutions and Agencies.
If you are interested in how we put theory into practice, I suggest you have a look at our reports. You can also watch live broadcasts of our meetings and have a browse through the different links on this page which should give you a better idea of CONT's work.
Do not hesitate to contact us on any questions you might have.