Auditions

Une commission peut organiser une audition d''experts lorsqu''elle estime que celle-ci est indispensable pour ses travaux sur une question déterminée. Les auditions peuvent aussi être conduites conjointement par deux commissions ou plus. La plupart des commissions organisent régulièrement des auditions, qui leur permettent de connaître les points de vue d''experts et de débattre sur de grands enjeux. Vous trouverez sur la présente page tous les renseignements utiles sur les auditions organisées par les commissions, notamment les programmes et les interventions des orateurs.

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

Currency concept: Euro on digital background

On 2 September 2021, the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) organised a public hearing on the topic "digitalising the oversight of European money flows including a more effective control, particularly in the area of shared management".

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On 15 June 2021, the CONT Committee organised a public hearing on the topic "Will simplifications suggested for the new period bring the necessary balance between more efficient, effective and correct spending of EU funds?". Among the Commission’s aims for the MFF 2021-2027 are to simplify the structure of the EU budget and to increase flexibility within programs. Simplification can reduce the risk of errors, help avoid delays and lead to a higher absorption of funds.

On 27 May 2021, the CONT Committee organised a public hearing on the use of the provisions in the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR). Intended to protect the financial interests of the Union, these provisions allow the Commission to suspend funds in case of serious deficiencies in a Member State’s management and control system of an operational programme.

fraud prevention keyboard

On 15.04.2021, the CONT Committee held a public hearing on the early-detection and exclusion system (EDES) which is a mechanism set up in 2016 by the European Commission. Its purpose is to reinforce the protection of the Union's financial interests and to ensure sound financial management. Since the revision of 2018, the Financial Regulation contains detailed provisions on the functioning of EDES (Articles 135 to 145).

CONT Hearing on follow-up of OLAF case files

On 06.07.2020, the CONT Committee held a public hearing entitled 'Follow-up of OLAF case files, fighting fraud, corruption and other irregularities in the Member States'. This public hearing focused on the follow-up of OLAF's recommendations and, in this regard, aimed to present different views from the Member States' authorities.

Risk Management

On 11 June 2020, the CONT Committee organised a public hearing entitled 'Implementation of EU funds: towards more effective management and control systems under shared management (i.e risk assessment tools, conditionality and future role of EPPO)'. This hearing focused on the current situation concerning prevention and remedies of errors and fraud in shared management and discussed possible ways Member States and the Commission can respond to shortcomings in shared management.

Hearings  Johannes Hahn (Austria)

The Committees on Budgets and Budgetary Control questioned the commissioner-designate on future budget policy and protecting the EU’s financial interests. Political groups’ coordinators and chairs from the two committees will meet within 24 hours to assess the performance of the Austrian Commissioner-designate Hahn.

Union Customs Code Delegated Act

On Monday 8 April 2019, the Committees Budgetary Control (CONT) and Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) have jointly organised a public hearing entitled ‘Combatting customs fraud’.

Photo PR: Announcmenent of the Mini-plenary on the 26 March

Members of the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) and in the Committee for Civil Liberties Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) held a hearing of the three candidates for the position European Chief Prosecutor, selected pursuant to Article 14 of the EPPO Regulation.