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EP could refuse to approve spending by four projects, an agency and the Council  

Parliament will consider whether or not to postpone approving spending in 2013 by four EU-private partnerships, the Budapest-based European Institute of Innovation agency, the Council and the European Council, in a debate on Tuesday and a series of votes on Wednesday. It will vote on a total of 52 reports under the "discharge" procedure for scrutinizing EU spending.

The budgetary control committee has recommended postponing discharge, (i.e. postponing approval of their spending) to the following organisations: the European Institute of Innovation and Technology; the ARTEMIS Technology Platform, ENIAC (European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council); IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative); ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) projects; the Council; and the European Council. The final decision on discharge is smade in October, after an assessment of the improvements carried out by the bodies that failed the discharge test in April.


Procedure: discharge (2013 discharge - 52 reports)

Debate: Tuesday, 28 April

Vote: Wednesday, 29 April

Press conference: Wednesday, 29 April 15:00 with rapporteurs Ingeborg GRÄSSLE (EPP, DE), Ryszard CZARNECKI (ECR, PL) and Anders Primdahl VISTISEN (ECR, DK)

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