The Income of Fully Self-Financed Agencies and the EU Budget

16-09-2013

This study analyses the determination of fees, the treatment of budgetary surpluses and the discharge procedure of the two fully self-financed EU agencies, namely the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM). In this regard, it describes the current legal situation and discusses issues such as governance structures and rules on fee determination and the treatment of surpluses. The study presents and examines current proposals for review of the existing rules and procedures for fee determination, treatment of surpluses and budgetary discharge of fully self-financed EU agencies.

This study analyses the determination of fees, the treatment of budgetary surpluses and the discharge procedure of the two fully self-financed EU agencies, namely the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM). In this regard, it describes the current legal situation and discusses issues such as governance structures and rules on fee determination and the treatment of surpluses. The study presents and examines current proposals for review of the existing rules and procedures for fee determination, treatment of surpluses and budgetary discharge of fully self-financed EU agencies.