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Discharge procedure for the EU Budget: Political scrutiny of budgetary implementation

05-05-2020

The European Commission is ultimately responsible for the execution of the European Union's budget. However, the process also involves a range of other players, including Member States, to which the Commission delegates implementing tasks relating to a significant share of the budget. Each year, the discharge procedure ensures that there is ex-post democratic oversight at political level of how the EU's annual budget has been used. It aims to verify whether implementation was in accordance with relevant ...

The European Commission is ultimately responsible for the execution of the European Union's budget. However, the process also involves a range of other players, including Member States, to which the Commission delegates implementing tasks relating to a significant share of the budget. Each year, the discharge procedure ensures that there is ex-post democratic oversight at political level of how the EU's annual budget has been used. It aims to verify whether implementation was in accordance with relevant rules (compliance), including the principles of sound financial management (performance). The decision on whether to grant discharge for the execution of the EU budget is made by the European Parliament, which acts on a non-binding recommendation by the Council, the other arm of the EU budgetary authority. Another key institution is the European Court of Auditors, the EU's independent external auditor, whose reports are a fundamental part of the procedure. The discharge procedure has proved to be a powerful tool, which has had an impact on the evolution of the EU's budgetary system, while helping to increase the Parliament's political leverage. Recent years have shown a trend towards a greater focus on results and performance, strongly supported and promoted by the European Parliament. For example, the 2018 version of the EU's Financial Regulation simplified the rules for budgetary implementation and introduced the 'single audit' approach to shared management. Another noteworthy issue is the question of how to ensure EU-level democratic scrutiny of financial tools set up to respond to crises either outside the EU's institutional framework (e.g. the European Stability Mechanism) or at least partially outside the EU budget (e.g. EU trust funds). This Briefing updates a previous edition of April 2016.

Agreement on EU general budget for 2019

11-12-2018

After the failure of budgetary conciliation, the European Commission put forward a new draft budget for 2019. Based on the second draft budget and subsequent negotiations, the European Parliament and Council have agreed the General Budget for the European Union for 2019, at a level of €165 795.6 million in commitments and €148 198.9 million in payment appropriations. This means an increase of 3.2 % in commitments and 2.4 % in payments as compared to 2018 budget. The Parliament has scheduled the adoption ...

After the failure of budgetary conciliation, the European Commission put forward a new draft budget for 2019. Based on the second draft budget and subsequent negotiations, the European Parliament and Council have agreed the General Budget for the European Union for 2019, at a level of €165 795.6 million in commitments and €148 198.9 million in payment appropriations. This means an increase of 3.2 % in commitments and 2.4 % in payments as compared to 2018 budget. The Parliament has scheduled the adoption of the agreement for the December 2018 plenary. Adoption of this agreement means, once signed by the Parliament’s President, that the EU will be equipped with a budget as from 1 January 2019.

Discharge for 2016 budget – European Commission and executive agencies

11-04-2018

During the April plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to decide whether to grant discharge for the 2016 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). The debate will start with the report covering the European Commission (plus six executive agencies) which manages the biggest share of the EU general budget. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission concerning the management of the European Development Funds (EDFs), because the EDFs are not ...

During the April plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to decide whether to grant discharge for the 2016 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). The debate will start with the report covering the European Commission (plus six executive agencies) which manages the biggest share of the EU general budget. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission concerning the management of the European Development Funds (EDFs), because the EDFs are not part of the general budget of the EU but based on intergovernmental agreement. Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) recommends the plenary should grant the Commission and all six executive agencies discharge for 2016, and also to grant discharge in respect of the implementation of the operations of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th EDFs in that year.

Discharge for 2016 budget – EU decentralised agencies and joint undertakings

11-04-2018

During the April plenary session, the Parliament is due to vote on discharge to the EU agencies and joint undertakings for their implementation of the 2016 budget. Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control proposes to grant discharge to all joint undertakings and agencies except the European Asylum Support Office.

During the April plenary session, the Parliament is due to vote on discharge to the EU agencies and joint undertakings for their implementation of the 2016 budget. Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control proposes to grant discharge to all joint undertakings and agencies except the European Asylum Support Office.

Discharge for 2016 budget – EU institutions other than the European Commission

11-04-2018

Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control recommends granting discharge for eight of the administrative sections of the 2016 EU budget and postponing the decision to October 2018 in one case (European Council and Council). Parliament is expected to decide on the matter during the April plenary session.

Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control recommends granting discharge for eight of the administrative sections of the 2016 EU budget and postponing the decision to October 2018 in one case (European Council and Council). Parliament is expected to decide on the matter during the April plenary session.

Discharge for the 2015 budget – Council and European Council

23-10-2017

During the October II plenary session, the European Parliament is due to bring to a close the discharge procedure for the Council's financial accounts for the year 2015, by voting on the second report of the Committee on Budgetary Control. For several years in a row now, the Parliament has refused to grant discharge to the Council and the European Council.

During the October II plenary session, the European Parliament is due to bring to a close the discharge procedure for the Council's financial accounts for the year 2015, by voting on the second report of the Committee on Budgetary Control. For several years in a row now, the Parliament has refused to grant discharge to the Council and the European Council.

Documentation from the Workshop on Oversight and Resources of Partially and Fully Self-Financed Agencies

15-05-2017

The workshop aimed to address topics concerning fully and partially self-financed agencies related to both BUDG and CONT committees’ competences. With regards of the agencies' resources, the workshop looked into the principles of fee setting, and 5% cut and the redeployment pool vs. the need to provide timely services to industry, which is paying for them. From the point of oversight, items for discussion included the question of discharge procedure for fully self-financed agencies, provisions for ...

The workshop aimed to address topics concerning fully and partially self-financed agencies related to both BUDG and CONT committees’ competences. With regards of the agencies' resources, the workshop looked into the principles of fee setting, and 5% cut and the redeployment pool vs. the need to provide timely services to industry, which is paying for them. From the point of oversight, items for discussion included the question of discharge procedure for fully self-financed agencies, provisions for prevention of conflict of interest in case of the fee collecting agencies, ECA financial audit outsourcing provisions, and the question of carryovers. Points of interest for both BUDG and CONT remain the questions of performance, efficiency and effectiveness, such as indicators for measuring outputs and ways to compare them across the agencies, developing synergies and shared services, and possible grouping or clustering of the agencies.

Išorės autorius

Mr Silvano PRESA, Deputy Director General, DG BUDG DGA2, European Commission Mr Alberto SPAGNOLLI, Senior Policy Advisor, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; EFSA chairs the EU Network of Agencies) Prof. Ellen VOS, Leading project partner, The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (TARN) Mr Martin EKVAD, President of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) Mr Jean-Michel MASTIO, Deputy Director of Resources and support, Head of Finance and procurement department of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Discharge for 2015 budget – EU institutions other than the European Commission

21-04-2017

Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee recommends granting discharge for eight administrative sections of the 2015 EU budget and postponing the decision to October in one case (European Council and Council). Parliament is expected to decide on the matter during the April II plenary session.

Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee recommends granting discharge for eight administrative sections of the 2015 EU budget and postponing the decision to October in one case (European Council and Council). Parliament is expected to decide on the matter during the April II plenary session.

Discharge for 2015 budget – European Commission and executive agencies

21-04-2017

During the April II plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to decide whether to grant discharge for the 2015 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). The debate will start with the report covering the European Commission (plus six executive agencies) which manages the biggest share of the EU general budget. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission concerning the management of the European Development Funds (EDFs), because the EDFs are ...

During the April II plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to decide whether to grant discharge for the 2015 financial year to the different institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). The debate will start with the report covering the European Commission (plus six executive agencies) which manages the biggest share of the EU general budget. Separate discharge is granted to the Commission concerning the management of the European Development Funds (EDFs), because the EDFs are not part of the general budget of the EU but based on intergovernmental agreement. The Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) recommends the plenary should grant the Commission and all six executive agencies discharge for 2015, and also to grant discharge in respect of the implementation of the operations of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th EDFs in that year.

Discharge for the 2015 budget – EU decentralised agencies and joint undertakings

21-04-2017

During the April II plenary session, the European Parliament is due to vote on recommendations on discharge to the EU agencies and joint undertakings for their implementation of the 2015 budget. The Committee on Budgetary Control proposes to grant them all discharge.

During the April II plenary session, the European Parliament is due to vote on recommendations on discharge to the EU agencies and joint undertakings for their implementation of the 2015 budget. The Committee on Budgetary Control proposes to grant them all discharge.

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