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Next meeting of the Budgetary Control Committee (CONT)

12-01-2021 - 11:27
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In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The meetings will be with remote participation for Members (being able to view and listen to proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Other participants are invited to follow the meeting through web-streaming.

Following these decisions, the next CONT committee meetings will take place on Monday, 25 January 2021, 13.45 - 16.15 and 16.45 - 18.45 and Tuesday, 26 January 09.00 - 12.00, 13.45 - 15.45 and 16.45-18.45.

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21-01-2021 - 15:29

On 25.01.2021, the Committee on Budgetary Control will consider the draft discharge reports for the European Parliament and Other institutions: Council, Court of Justice, Court of Auditors, European External Action Service, European Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions, European Ombudsman, European Data protection Supervisor. The draft reports will be presented by their respective Rapporteurs as they discuss the main points for this year's discharge cycle.

21-01-2021 - 15:29

On 25.01.2021 the CONT Committee will consider a draft opinion on strengthening transparency and integrity in the EU institutions by setting up an independent EU ethics body. The Committee on Budgetary Control calls on the Committee of Constitutional Affairs, as the committee responsible, to incorporate it's suggestions into its motion for a resolution.

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21-01-2021 - 15:29

On 26.01.2021, ECA Member Juhan Parts will present to CONT and DEVE Members the Special Report no 14/2020: EU development aid to Kenya. According to the European Court of Auditors the Commission and EEAS have not demonstrated that EDF aid to Kenya between 2014 and 2020 addressed the country's development obstacles and reduced poverty.

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21-01-2021 - 14:59

This report provides the preliminary findings of the study prepared on the request of the CONT committee. It assesses the 289 systems providing data on the beneficiaries of the Common Agricultural Policy and Cohesion Policy. It also provides a preliminary analysis of the approximately 10 million beneficiaries of the CAP and more than 500 000 projects receiving cohesion funds. Finally, it assesses the barriers to better transparency on beneficiaries of EU funds and possibilities to enhance it.

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19-01-2021 - 12:23

In this issue of the Policy Department’s Monthly Highlights, Evelyn Regner, Chair of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality describes how the pandemic has affected women’s health, their economic situation and their prospects. A recent EP study gives insight to some of the most important gendered effects of the crisis. Other topics include Horizon 2020, space, state aid, and cohesion. Forthcoming publications and events are announced.

AIDA AI Webinar with EUI experts
11-01-2021 - 09:28

The Budgetary Affairs Policy Department prepared a briefing to explore the performance gap between EU-15 and EU-13 countries under Horizon 2020, the reasons for this gap and policy options at national and EU levels.

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