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Digitalisation to streamline reporting, monitoring and auditing of EU spending

17-11-2021

Spending the EU budget efficiently and transparently is key to ensuring the sound implementation of EU policies and citizen support for the Union. However, the fragmentation of reporting systems used across the EU hampers the scrutiny of how spending is done. To address this situation, the European Parliament's Budgetary Control (CONT) Committee has drafted a legislative-initiative report asking the Commission to submit, before the end of 2021, the legislative proposals needed for the introduction ...

Spending the EU budget efficiently and transparently is key to ensuring the sound implementation of EU policies and citizen support for the Union. However, the fragmentation of reporting systems used across the EU hampers the scrutiny of how spending is done. To address this situation, the European Parliament's Budgetary Control (CONT) Committee has drafted a legislative-initiative report asking the Commission to submit, before the end of 2021, the legislative proposals needed for the introduction of an integrated and interoperable electronic information and monitoring system to collect, monitor and analyse information about final beneficiaries in all Member States. The Parliament is expected to vote on this report during its November II plenary session.

Revision of the Financial Regulation

17-11-2021

In March 2021, the European Commission announced a legislative proposal to revise the EU Financial Regulation to align it with the 2021 2027 multiannual financial framework and Next Generation EU. In anticipation of the Commission's proposals, an own-initiative report by the relevant European Parliament committees clearly expresses expectations of a stronger Parliamentary role in the budgetary scrutiny of Next Generation EU funds, and the integration of the rule-of-law conditionality in the Financial ...

In March 2021, the European Commission announced a legislative proposal to revise the EU Financial Regulation to align it with the 2021 2027 multiannual financial framework and Next Generation EU. In anticipation of the Commission's proposals, an own-initiative report by the relevant European Parliament committees clearly expresses expectations of a stronger Parliamentary role in the budgetary scrutiny of Next Generation EU funds, and the integration of the rule-of-law conditionality in the Financial Regulation. The report is on the agenda for debate during the November II plenary session.

Policy Departments’ Monthly Highlights - November 2021

17-11-2021

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.

Locations of the EU Decentralised Agencies

05-11-2021

The European Union has decentralised a number of functions, locating agencies across the European Union. The are many factors influencing the choice of the seat(s) of an agency, including the political aim to evenly distribute the agencies. However, the location of an agency has an impact on its capacity to perform its duties effectively and efficiently. This report analyses whether the agency locations fulfil the necessary criteria.

The European Union has decentralised a number of functions, locating agencies across the European Union. The are many factors influencing the choice of the seat(s) of an agency, including the political aim to evenly distribute the agencies. However, the location of an agency has an impact on its capacity to perform its duties effectively and efficiently. This report analyses whether the agency locations fulfil the necessary criteria.

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Jorge NUNEZ FERRER, CEPS Daina BELICKA, CSE COE Alfredo DE FEO, EUI Dace KRUPENKO, CSE COE

Cost of Non-EU Agencies Focusing on the Health and Safety Cluster of the EU Decentralised Agencies

31-10-2021

The Analytical Study suggests that the seven EU agencies in the health and safety field demonstrate strong European added value and that this is widely recognised by Member States and other stakeholders including business. The agencies have played an important role in the COVID-19 pandemic. More generally. the study concludes that the cost of ‘non-agencies’, i.e. a situation where the agencies ceased to exist, would be higher to the European Commission, national authorities and business than the ...

The Analytical Study suggests that the seven EU agencies in the health and safety field demonstrate strong European added value and that this is widely recognised by Member States and other stakeholders including business. The agencies have played an important role in the COVID-19 pandemic. More generally. the study concludes that the cost of ‘non-agencies’, i.e. a situation where the agencies ceased to exist, would be higher to the European Commission, national authorities and business than the current cost of the seven agencies to the EU budget.

External author

Jack Malan, Giorgio Cacciaguerra, Sandra Ruiz, Cara Burillo Feduchi and Ivan Bosch-Chen, Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES)

The Management Boards of the Decentralised Agencies

31-10-2021

The Management Boards of the EU decentralised agencies have a key role in ensuring the agencies’ good governance. This study examines the established practices of the Management Boards. In particular, it assesses how effective and efficient the Boards’ working methods are and the main factors affecting their performance. The study investigates key governance issues including the size and composition of the Boards, the representation of different interests, the decision-making rules, the effectiveness ...

The Management Boards of the EU decentralised agencies have a key role in ensuring the agencies’ good governance. This study examines the established practices of the Management Boards. In particular, it assesses how effective and efficient the Boards’ working methods are and the main factors affecting their performance. The study investigates key governance issues including the size and composition of the Boards, the representation of different interests, the decision-making rules, the effectiveness of the Boards in fulfilling their tasks. Last but not least, the study provides recommendations on how to improve the functioning of the Management Boards.

External author

Jack Malan, Marta Dimauro Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES)

Next Generation EU Borrowing: a first assessment

29-10-2021

The Next Generation EU programme is radically changing the way the EU finances itself and interacts with financial markets, due to its ambitious and groundbreaking new public debt programme. The European Commission has thus adopted a totally new, diversified borrowing strategy, similar to that of other major issuers, to raise money safely, reliably and in a cost-effective manner. EU debt therefore has to be attractive to financial markets and maintain a strong credit rating.

The Next Generation EU programme is radically changing the way the EU finances itself and interacts with financial markets, due to its ambitious and groundbreaking new public debt programme. The European Commission has thus adopted a totally new, diversified borrowing strategy, similar to that of other major issuers, to raise money safely, reliably and in a cost-effective manner. EU debt therefore has to be attractive to financial markets and maintain a strong credit rating.

External author

Rebecca Christie, Grégory Claeys, Pauline Weil (Bruegel

Discharge for the 2019 budget: European Council and Council

13-10-2021

In April 2021, the European Parliament decided to postpone the decision on granting discharge to the European Council and Council for the 2019 budget, and presented a number of observations. Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control has examined the situation again, and, in its second report, recommends not granting discharge to these two institutions. The vote on the second discharge report is scheduled for the October II plenary session.

In April 2021, the European Parliament decided to postpone the decision on granting discharge to the European Council and Council for the 2019 budget, and presented a number of observations. Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control has examined the situation again, and, in its second report, recommends not granting discharge to these two institutions. The vote on the second discharge report is scheduled for the October II plenary session.

Discharge for the 2019 budget: European Border and Coast Guard Agency

13-10-2021

In April 2021, the European Parliament decided to postpone the decision on granting discharge to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency for the 2019 budget, and presented a number of observations. Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control has examined the situation again and now, in its second report, recommends granting discharge. The Committee nevertheless recommends 'freezing' part of the Agency's budget, insisting on the need to move swiftly to address the issues that remain concerning ...

In April 2021, the European Parliament decided to postpone the decision on granting discharge to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency for the 2019 budget, and presented a number of observations. Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control has examined the situation again and now, in its second report, recommends granting discharge. The Committee nevertheless recommends 'freezing' part of the Agency's budget, insisting on the need to move swiftly to address the issues that remain concerning the Agency's management and operational activities. The vote on the second discharge report is scheduled for the October II plenary session.

Policy Departments’ Monthly Highlights - October 2021

13-10-2021

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.

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29-11-2021
The Mutual Defence Clause (Article 42(7) TEU) in the face of new threats
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30-11-2021
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