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Performance budgeting: A means to improve EU spending

16-03-2018

In 2015, the European Commission launched an initiative entitled 'The EU budget focused on results'. It is aimed at changing spending culture and making results a horizontal priority for the EU budget. The initiative is based on a popular contemporary budgeting method known as 'performance budgeting'. This paper presents the method and its application to the EU budget. It explains why, although not easy to implement, performance budgeting is seen as an attractive way to increase value for money and ...

In 2015, the European Commission launched an initiative entitled 'The EU budget focused on results'. It is aimed at changing spending culture and making results a horizontal priority for the EU budget. The initiative is based on a popular contemporary budgeting method known as 'performance budgeting'. This paper presents the method and its application to the EU budget. It explains why, although not easy to implement, performance budgeting is seen as an attractive way to increase value for money and enhance the transparency and democratic accountability of public finances. The paper also analyses how the performance budgeting approach has evolved within the EU budgetary system and what challenges and obstacles to its implementation remain. The commitment of the European Commission to the principles of performance budgeting, as well as the broad support for the idea expressed by the European Parliament and the Council, give grounds to believe that these efforts will continue in the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework.

Policy Departments’ Monthly Highlights - May 2015

18-05-2015

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

Special Reports of the European Court of Auditors: A Rolling Check-List of recent findings

06-03-2015

This Rolling Check-list presents a comprehensive overview of the European Court of Auditors' (ECA) Special Reports, concentrating on the ones relevant for the 2013 EU Discharge procedure. The document seeks to link the topics discussed by the Special Reports to the relevant debates and positions within the European Parliament, including notably the working documents of the Budgetary Control Committee, to the work of the various specialised parliamentary committees, and to individual Members' questions ...

This Rolling Check-list presents a comprehensive overview of the European Court of Auditors' (ECA) Special Reports, concentrating on the ones relevant for the 2013 EU Discharge procedure. The document seeks to link the topics discussed by the Special Reports to the relevant debates and positions within the European Parliament, including notably the working documents of the Budgetary Control Committee, to the work of the various specialised parliamentary committees, and to individual Members' questions. It is produced by the Policy Performance Appraisal Unit of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the EP's in-house research service and think tank, as part of its on-going support for parliamentary committees and individual Members helping them to scrutinise the executive in its implementation of EU law, policies and programmes. The European Parliament is strongly committed to the concept of Better Law-Making, and particularly to the effective use of ex-ante impact assessment and ex-post evaluation throughout the whole legislative cycle. It is in this spirit that the Parliament has a particular interest in following the transposition, implementation and enforcement of EU law, and more generally, monitoring the impact, operation, effectiveness and delivery of policy and programmes in practice.

Evaluating EU Economic Governance - Elements for the debate on the “Six-Pack” and “Two-Pack”: Implementation in Action

27-01-2015

The "Two-Pack" and "Six-Pack" mark the latest stage of the legislative framework for Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The European Commission evaluation report is the first step in building a deeper and fairer Economic and Monetary Union. Articles and studies have highlighted the need to further address those issues which result in a misalignment of economic governance with its original goals. Democratic accountability, Member States' compliance with country specific recommendations, coordination ...

The "Two-Pack" and "Six-Pack" mark the latest stage of the legislative framework for Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The European Commission evaluation report is the first step in building a deeper and fairer Economic and Monetary Union. Articles and studies have highlighted the need to further address those issues which result in a misalignment of economic governance with its original goals. Democratic accountability, Member States' compliance with country specific recommendations, coordination in the European Semester and macroeconomic surveillance are some of the issues which require further attention.

The Cost of Non-Europe of an incomplete Economic and Monetary Union

12-12-2014

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the robustness of a strong economic and monetary union faced with a new crisis scenario. Based on the results of an empirical statistical model devised to analyse the distinctive features of financial markets, macroeconomic indicators and the accounting data of financial institutions in the 28 countries of the European Union, this study suggests that, with a new sovereign debt crisis on the horizon, better European budgetary cooperation could generate savings ...

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the robustness of a strong economic and monetary union faced with a new crisis scenario. Based on the results of an empirical statistical model devised to analyse the distinctive features of financial markets, macroeconomic indicators and the accounting data of financial institutions in the 28 countries of the European Union, this study suggests that, with a new sovereign debt crisis on the horizon, better European budgetary cooperation could generate savings of some EUR 85 billion, i.e. 0.65 per cent of the EU's GDP, and a functioning banking union would make it possible to save EUR 222.3 billion, mainly generated by a reduced need to recapitalise the EU's financial institutions.

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Auteur: Marius-Christian Frunza, docteur en économie et habilité à diriger les recherches, est chercheur sénior au Laboratoire d'excellence sur la régulation financière, Labex ReFi d’heSam Université, et directeur de recherche at Schwarzthal Kapital.

The bumpy road to the 2015 EU budget

11-12-2014

Under the Treaty of Lisbon, the procedure to adopt the EU's annual budget provides for a single reading and specific deadlines for each of the key institutional actors involved in it: the European Parliament (EP), the Council and the Commission. This year's budgetary procedure has seen difficult negotiations between the EP and the Council, the two arms of the budgetary authority, in relation not only to the 2015 budget but also to amendments to the 2014 budget. A major stumbling block was the growing ...

Under the Treaty of Lisbon, the procedure to adopt the EU's annual budget provides for a single reading and specific deadlines for each of the key institutional actors involved in it: the European Parliament (EP), the Council and the Commission. This year's budgetary procedure has seen difficult negotiations between the EP and the Council, the two arms of the budgetary authority, in relation not only to the 2015 budget but also to amendments to the 2014 budget. A major stumbling block was the growing backlog in payments that has affected the EU budget in recent years. On the one hand, the Council wanted to cut the Commission's estimates, based on legal commitments into which the EU has entered, of the resources needed. On the other, the EP supported stepping up efforts to tackle the payments backlog, to reduce its negative consequences on beneficiaries of EU funds. In December 2014, Parliament and Council's negotiators reached a compromise, which now needs to be confirmed by both institutions to be applicable. The deal includes extra payment appropriations of some €3.5 billion for the 2014 budget; 2015 payment appropriations set at €141.21 billion (or 1.01% of EU GNI), an amount closer to the Commission's initial proposal than to the Council's position; the establishment of a payment plan to reduce the level of unpaid bills; and close inter-institutional monitoring of payment implementation and forecasts in 2015. Should the EP and the Council not adopt the 2015 budget by the end of the year, a stop-gap system ('provisional twelfths') would apply from 1 January. This would have a series of implications, including fewer resources available for payments.

Kristalina Georgieva - Vice President – Budget and Human Resources - Hearings of European Commissioners-designate

26-09-2014

The Vice President-designate for Budget and Human Resources is Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgaria). Her hearing will take place before the Committee on Budgets, the Committee on Budgetary Control and the Committee on Legal Affairs on Thursday 2 October 2014 (13:30−16:30).

The Vice President-designate for Budget and Human Resources is Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgaria). Her hearing will take place before the Committee on Budgets, the Committee on Budgetary Control and the Committee on Legal Affairs on Thursday 2 October 2014 (13:30−16:30).

100 steps forward the european parliament and the upgrading of european democracy since the lisbon treaty

01-04-2014

Parliamentary Control of Budget Implementation

15-08-2012

This study aims to describe control of the EU budget exercised by the European Parliament, in particular ex-post control of the budget after it has been implemented, and to compare it to ex-post control of national budgets carried out by the parliaments of the EU Member States. The subject is introduced by a brief overview of budgetary control in the different phases of the EU budgetary cycle. The study then focuses on the discharge procedure itself. After considering what this control function ...

This study aims to describe control of the EU budget exercised by the European Parliament, in particular ex-post control of the budget after it has been implemented, and to compare it to ex-post control of national budgets carried out by the parliaments of the EU Member States. The subject is introduced by a brief overview of budgetary control in the different phases of the EU budgetary cycle. The study then focuses on the discharge procedure itself. After considering what this control function consists of, the study presents how parliaments carry it out and provides an overview of the examination of the EU budget by Member States. Subsequently, it identifies prerogatives and roles of other actors involved in the discharge procedure, notably the Supreme Audit Institutions and the Executive. The study closes with a brief presentation of the consequences resulting from exercising budgetary control.

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