Parliament backs Hungarian candidate for the Court of Auditors 

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On Thursday, MEPs endorsed Hungary’s nomination of Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz for a second mandate as a member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA).


303 MEPs voted in favour of Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz’ candidacy, 278 against, and 52 abstained.

The renewal of her mandate was rejected by the Committee on Budgetary Control following a hearing on 24 May 2023.

Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz, nominated by the Hungarian government for another mandate as a Member of the ECA, was an MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament before joining the ECA in 2017.

Next steps

The final decision on Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz’ appointment will be taken by EU member states.


The EU Treaty allows each member state to propose a candidate for the European Court of Auditors. Member states collectively, after consulting Parliament, appoint a nominee for a six-year term.