Performance and visibility of EU funded projects in the Western Balkans

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The European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) was inviting Members of five national Parliaments of the EU Member States bordering the Western Balkans region - namely Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary and Romania - to attend an interparliamentary committee meeting in Brussels.

The meeting was divided into two parts, a Conference on "Sound management of EU funds: the EP budgetary control powers" from 14.30-16.30 followed by a Hearing on"Performance and visibility of EU funded projects in the Western Balkans with a special focus on the cross-border cooperation" from 16.30-18.30.

The aim of this event was to bring together MEPs with Members of national Parliaments bordering the Western Balkans and Turkey to discuss cooperation between national Parliaments and the European Parliament leading to a better protection of the European Union budget.

The outcome of the exchange of views was reflected in the report on the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017. The rapporteur was Mrs Inés Ayala Sender.