Procedure : 2017/0815(NLE)
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Document selected : A8-0342/2017

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A8-0342/2017

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PV 15/11/2017 - 13.7

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0433

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31.10.2017
PE 610.909v02-00 A8-0342/2017

on the nomination of Baudilio Tomé Muguruza as a Member of the Court of Auditors

(C8‑0331/2017 – 2017/0815(NLE))

Committee on Budgetary Control

Rapporteur: Indrek Tarand

PROPOSAL FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DECISION
 ANNEX 1: CURRICULUM VITÆ OF Baudilio Tomé Muguruza
 ANNEX 2: SUMMARY BY Baudilio Tomé Muguruza OF EXPERIENCE AS A COURT MEMBER AND OBJECTIVES FOR A FUTURE MANDATE
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

PROPOSAL FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DECISION

on the nomination of Baudilio Tomé Muguruza as a Member of the Court of Auditors (C8‑0331/2017 – 2017/0815(NLE))

(Consultation)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Article 286(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C8‑0331/2017),

–  having regard to Rule 121 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgetary Control (A8-0342/2017),

A.  whereas Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control proceeded to evaluate the credentials of the nominee, in particular in view of the requirements laid down in Article 286(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

B.  whereas at its meeting of 26 October 2017 the Committee on Budgetary Control heard the Council’s nominee for membership of the Court of Auditors;

1.  Delivers a favourable opinion on the Council’s nomination of Baudilio Tomé Muguruza as a Member of the Court of Auditors;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the Council and, for information, the Court of Auditors, the other institutions of the European Union and the audit institutions of the Member States.


ANNEX 1: CURRICULUM VITÆ OF Baudilio Tomé Muguruza

Educational background

Degree in Law from Complutense University of Madrid in 1985. Degree in Economics and Business from UNED (national distance education university) in 1989. Master’s degree in Law and graduate of the International Tax Programme at Harvard Law School in 1992.

Career history

Associate professor of public finance in the Faculty of Law at Complutense University of Madrid from 1993 to 1995. Also taught courses on tax matters at the School of Public Finance of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Finance.

In 1986, passed the entrance examination to join the Spanish State’s Senior Corps of Tax Inspectors. Tax inspector at the tax office in A Coruña from 1988 to 1989. Subsequently held the position of corporation tax coordinator in the Directorate-General for Taxation, representing the Spanish government in Council and Commission working parties. Member of the Economic and Administrative Tribunal of Madrid from 1995 to 1996.

Worked in the Office of the Prime Minister of Spain from 1996 to 2000, first as director of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, providing assistance and advice to the Prime Minister on national and international economic matters and on preparations for European Council meetings, and then as director of the Prime Minister’s Budget Office, with the rank of undersecretary, assisting the Prime Minister in the formulation of budget policy and the monitoring of the State Budget.

Appointed State Secretary for Telecommunications and the Information Society in the Ministry of Science and Technology, holding the post from 2000 to 2002.

Returned to the Prime Minister’s Office in 2002 as director of the Department of Research and Political Communication and also held the post of Secretary-General of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis.

Elected on three occasions, in 2004, 2008 and 2011, as a member of the Congress of Deputies (eighth, ninth and tenth parliamentary terms) and a member of the Committees on the Economy and Finance, Budgets, and Science and Technology. Also acted as finance spokesperson for the Partido Popular in the Congress of Deputies Committee on the Economy and Finance.

Member of the European Court of Auditors since 1 March 2012, assigned to Chamber IV (regulation of markets and competitive economy). Dean of that Chamber since May 2016. Also a member of the Court’s Administrative Committee.


ANNEX 2: SUMMARY BY Baudilio Tomé Muguruza OF EXPERIENCE AS A COURT MEMBER AND OBJECTIVES FOR A FUTURE MANDATE

Experience as a Member of the European Court of Auditors

During my term in office as a Member of the Court I have carried out the duties inherent to this post with integrity and professionalism, playing an active part in its good work and governance. I have been a member of Chamber IV, first as a Member and now as Dean. This Chamber is responsible for auditing matters connected with regulation of markets and the competitive economy.

I was rapporteur for the following finance and compliance audit reports:

-  Administrative Expenditure chapter of the 2011 to 2015 Annual Reports

-  Specific Annual Reports (2011 and 2012) on the accounts of the EU’s joint undertakings

-  Specific Annual Report (2011 to 2015) on the accounts of the European Schools.

I was also rapporteur for the following management audits:

-  Are Preferential Trade Arrangements appropriately managed? (2/2014)

-  Financial assistance provided to Member States in difficulties (18/2015)

-  More attention to results needed to improve the delivery of technical assistance to Greece (19/2015)

-  EU supervision of Credit Rating Agencies: well established but not yet fully effective (22/2015)

-  The Commission’s intervention in the Greek financial crisis (scheduled for publication at the end of 2017)

I also represented Chamber IV in meetings with the CEAD (Coordination, evaluation, assurance and development) Chamber and, as Dean, I am a member of the Court’s Administrative Committee. I was also one of the members of the working groups responsible for the preliminary studies that led to recent reforms at the Court.

I have presented the Court’s work each year to the Spanish Parliament’s Joint Committee for EU Affairs, the Spanish Court of Auditors, the External Audit Bodies of the Autonomous Communities and the bodies responsible for the management and internal audit of EU Funds in Spain. I have appeared before various European Parliament Committees and I have always been ready to meet those Members of Parliament interested in the work of the Court. I have in addition represented the Court in a number of international fora, such as, for example, OLACEF (the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions), INTOSAI (the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions), the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the Contact Committee, and I have made our work known in very many areas of civil society.

Personal objectives for a future term in office as a Member of the European Court of Auditors

As Dean, I will continue to ensure the smooth running of Chamber IV and the good quality of the reports approved by this Chamber. I also have as an immediate priority two new tasks for which I have been appointed rapporteur: the Special Report on use by the EU of risk capital instruments and the Landscape Report on prevention of financial crises.

Irrespective of the tasks the College may assign me in the future, I will work to ensure that the Annual Report and the Special Reports continue to provide added value, become ever more useful and better meet the needs of political decision-makers, thereby contributing to a more efficient use of the budget and helping to strengthen the EU’s framework for governance, transparency and accountability. I will continue to work on constant improvements in how we communicate with the European Parliament, the Council and all those interested in our work.

The EU is currently facing major challenges: economic governance, security, the environment and climate change, economic growth, demographic and technological changes, etc. In this regard, I will promote those measures that will help us improve how we programme and carry out our work so that the Court responds more swiftly to the audit challenges posed by these issues.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Partial renewal of members of the Court of Auditors - ES nominee

References

11345/2017 – C8-0331/2017 – 2017/0815(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

21.9.2017

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

CONT

5.10.2017

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Indrek Tarand

2.10.2017

 

 

 

Date adopted

26.10.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

18

1

4

Members present for the final vote

Nedzhmi Ali, Inés Ayala Sender, Zigmantas Balčytis, Martina Dlabajová, Luke Ming Flanagan, Ingeborg Gräßle, Cătălin Sorin Ivan, Arndt Kohn, Georgi Pirinski, José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Claudia Schmidt, Bart Staes, Indrek Tarand, Marco Valli, Derek Vaughan, Tomáš Zdechovský, Joachim Zeller

Substitutes present for the final vote

Richard Ashworth, Andrey Novakov, Julia Pitera, Patricija Šulin

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Angel Dzhambazki, Lieve Wierinck

Date tabled

31.10.2017

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