Discharge for 2016 budget – European Commission and executive agencies

11-04-2018

During the April plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to decide whether to grant discharge for the 2016 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). The debate will start with the report covering the European Commission (plus six executive agencies) which manages the biggest share of the EU general budget. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission concerning the management of the European Development Funds (EDFs), because the EDFs are not part of the general budget of the EU but based on intergovernmental agreement. Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) recommends the plenary should grant the Commission and all six executive agencies discharge for 2016, and also to grant discharge in respect of the implementation of the operations of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th EDFs in that year.

During the April plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to decide whether to grant discharge for the 2016 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). The debate will start with the report covering the European Commission (plus six executive agencies) which manages the biggest share of the EU general budget. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission concerning the management of the European Development Funds (EDFs), because the EDFs are not part of the general budget of the EU but based on intergovernmental agreement. Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) recommends the plenary should grant the Commission and all six executive agencies discharge for 2016, and also to grant discharge in respect of the implementation of the operations of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th EDFs in that year.