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Next meeting of the Budgetary Control Committee (CONT)

04-10-2021 - 09:15
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In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of the European Parliament has established a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus and to safeguard Parliament's core activities. The current precautionary measures do not affect work on legislative priorities.

Core activities are maintained to ensure the smooth running of the institution's legislative, budgetary, and scrutiny functions. The meetings allow for remote participation in a virtual environment.

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 meeting will take place on Thursday, 14 October.


Hands pointing to small wooden cubes with different symbols: compliance, auditing, rule of law
21-10-2021 - 18:40

On 25 October 2021, the Committee for Budgetary Control will organise a public hearing on the topic "Capacity for proper expenditure controls of the increased budget of the MFF and NGEU".

A field of wheat with ears in the foreground; euro symbol framed in EU flga in the background
20-10-2021 - 15:18

To follow up on investigations into possible misuse of EU funds for agriculture in Slovakia, on 25 October 2021 the Committee for Budgetary Control will have an exchange of views with representatives of the European Commission, OLAF, and the Slovakian Minister of Agriculture Samuel Vlčan.

Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors, speaking with the EU flag in the background
20-10-2021 - 09:01

On 26 October 2021, Mr Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors (ECA), will present the main conclusions of the annual report of the Court as to the financial year 2020. The ECA is an institution of the European Union and the external auditor of the EU’s finances. In this capacity, the ECA act as the independent guardian of the financial interests of all EU citizens, notably by helping to improve the EU’s financial management.

Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner responsible for Budget and Human Resources, speaking with the European Commission logo in the background
15-10-2021 - 08:47

On 14 October 2021, the CONT Committee held a discharge hearing with the EU Commissioner responsible for Budget and Administration, Johannes Hahn. Commissioner Hahn presented the Commission's integrated financial and accountability reporting package for 2020.

Ville Itälä, Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), speaking.
15-10-2021 - 08:46

OLAF Director-General Ville Itälä attended CONT meeting of 14 October 2021 to present the 32nd Annual Report on the Protection of the European Union’s financial interests - Fight against fraud 2020.

Ms Laura Kövesi, European Chief Prosecutor of the European Public Prosecutor's Office, standing on a podium
04-10-2021 - 09:17

On 1 October 2021, Members of the Committee on Budgetary Control had an exchange of views with Ms Laura Kövesi, European Chief Prosecutor of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO).

Entrance of the Barleymont building in Brussels - European Commission
04-10-2021 - 09:17

On 27 September and 1 October 2021, the Committee on Budgetary Control held exchanges of views on the 2020 annual activity reports (in particular on the reservations issued in these reports by the Commission Directorates-General) with DG BUDG, DG HOME, DG RTD, DG EMPL, DG SANTE, DG AGRI, and DG REGIO.

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29-09-2021 - 13:02

On 28 September, the Committees on Budgets (BUDG) and on Budgetary Control (CONT) jointly considered the draft report on the revision of Financial Regulation issued by the European Commission.

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28-09-2021 - 08:48

On 27 September 2021, the Committee on Budgetary Control held an exchange of views with the Secretary-General of the European Parliament, Klaus Welle, on the follow-up of the 2019 discharge to the European Parliament on the observations detailed in the resolution (T9-0165/2021).

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