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Budgetary Control Committee asks for stronger measures to protect EU spending


On Wednesday, the Budgetary Control Committee signed off on the Commission’s 2018 budget, but rules to fight fraud and conflict of interest must be strengthened.


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Monika Hohlmeier

Welcome to the Committee on Budgetary Control! I was elected Chair of this committee in July 2019. Here, together with 29 colleagues from a total of 16 countries, I am committed to ensuring effective control of the EU budget.

Our work involves controlling and monitoring the correct, targeted use of the budget (some EUR 166 billion in 2019). The main responsibility for budget management lies with the European Commission, which distributes the lion’s share of the funds. Some 80% of the money goes to the Member States, around 13% is invested around the world, and roughly 7% is spent on administration.

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