Discharge to the Council and European Council

16-10-2014

The discharge procedure is a powerful tool through which the European Parliament (EP) carries out ex-post democratic oversight at political level of how the EU budget has been used. The EP's granting of separate discharge to the Council appears to be a source of friction between the two institutions.

The discharge procedure is a powerful tool through which the European Parliament (EP) carries out ex-post democratic oversight at political level of how the EU budget has been used. The EP's granting of separate discharge to the Council appears to be a source of friction between the two institutions.