Ex post publication
Under the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Union, the award of grants is governed by the principle of transparency, which means inter alia that there must be ex post publication.
Articles 38 and 189 of the Financial Regulation for grants state that ‘All grants awarded in the course of a financial year shall be published’ on ‘the websites of the Union institutions, no later than 30 June of the year following the financial year in which the funds were legally committed.’
Parliament is also obliged - in order to comply with personal data protection legislation (Article 38(2) of the Financial Regulation) - to limit the information which is published on grants. Information on grants awarded over the last two years will be published on the website. Older figures will be accessible upon request from the relevant directorates-general, with due regard for Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.