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CONT Coordinators approved a calendar of the discharge 2019 procedure, with Plenary votes on all discharge files to be scheduled for week 17 (April 2021) in Strasbourg. Due to COVID-19, ECA will delay the publication of its annual report to Tuesday, 10 November 2020. The presentation in CONT committee is planned on the same day.

EP this week 2020

After the summer recess, the Committee on Budgetary Control will consider the second draft reports for the 2018 discharge for the European Council and Council and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The Rapporteur is currently drafting the second draft reports for these two institutions aiming at presenting them to CONT Members in September, votes in CONT are provisionally scheduled for early October with Plenary on October II, also to be confirmed.


The Coordinators of the Budgetary Control Committee decided to allocate policy sectors to political groups. The list below contains the summaries of each sector and attribution for the 9th legislative term. Click on the link for an overview of these subjects arranged by policy area.

Streaming today

Workshops are being prepared by the Policy Department for Budgetary Affairs which will be held by remote participation in the coming months, dates and times are to be confirmed and the list below is not exhaustive. Please contact the Policy Department directly by email for further information:

MFF cover - ambitious EU budget

On 30 May 2018 – as part of the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) - the Commission published a proposal for a new Regulation establishing the EU Anti-Fraud Programme.

Revision marked on rubber stamp

The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO), which can carry out criminal investigations and bring indictments related to criminal offences affecting the Union’s budget in the participating Member States, was set to assume its investigative and prosecutorial tasks as of November 2020. It became therefore necessary to render the OLAF and EPPO Regulations compatible.

tabs with words law, fraud and corruption

The Committees on Budgets (BUDG) and Budgetary Control (CONT) are jointly responsible for the legislative procedure: Protection of the Union's budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in the Member States. The Committees decided to enter into early second reading negotiations on 12 November 2019 and the mandate for inter-institutional negotiation was announced in plenary on 13 November 2019.

Legislative Scrutiny time in IMCO

On 19 and 20 February 2020 the Members of the Committee on Budgetary Control adopted the draft reports concerning the 2018 Discharge to the Commission, European Parliament, EDF, Other Institutions, Agencies and Joint Undertakings. In total 1738 amendments were tabled to 52 draft reports and 48 opinions were given by other Committees. The vote in Plenary took place on 13-14 May 2020, thus closing the 2018 discharge cycle.

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