2016/2153(DEC)

2015 discharge: EU general budget, European Council and Council

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2016/2153(DEC) 2015 discharge: EU general budget, European Council and Council
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead CONT STAES Bart (Verts/ALE) MARINESCU Marian-Jean (EPP), IVAN Cătălin Sorin (S&D), CZARNECKI Ryszard (ECR), TAKKULA Hannu (ALDE), DE JONG Dennis (GUE/NGL), VALLI Marco (EFD), JALKH Jean-François (ENF)
Lead committee dossier: CONT/8/09851
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2017/10/25 Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T8-0409/2017 summary
  • 2017/10/24 Debate in Parliament
  • 2017/10/05 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0291/2017 summary
  • 2017/09/25 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2017/04/27 Results of vote in Parliament
    • Results of vote in Parliament
    • T8-0147/2017 summary
  • 2017/04/26 Debate in Parliament
  • 2017/03/30 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0131/2017 summary
  • 2017/03/22 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2016/10/04 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2016/07/11 Non-legislative basic document published
    • COM(2016)0475 summary
    • DG {u'url': u'http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/budget_en', u'title': u'Budget'}, GEORGIEVA Kristalina

Documents

Votes

A8-0131/2017 - Bart Staes - Résolution

2017/04/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 603 58 59 32 9 44 10 193 151 47 0
Against 14 0 0 3 7 0 3 1 0 0 0
Abstain 15 0 0 1 13 0 1 0 0 0 0

A8-0291/2017 - Bart Staes - Résolution

2017/10/25
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 636 58 66 32 12 45 13 191 175 44 0
Against 21 0 0 0 18 0 2 1 0 0 0
Abstain 6 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0
AmendmentsDossier
15 2016/2153(DEC) 2015 discharge: EU general budget, European Council and Council
2017/09/14 CONT 15 amendments...
source: PE-610.672

History

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2017-11-09
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  • The European Parliament decided by 638 votes to 17, with 4 abstentions, to refuse to grant the Secretary-General of the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Council and of the Council for the financial year 2015.

    In a resolution annexed to the decision to refuse discharge, Parliament regretted that the Council has not responded to Parliament’s remarks in its resolution of 27 April 2017 by which it postponed its decision granting discharge.

    As regards the pending issues, Members stressed the following issues:

    • the budget of the European Council and the Council have not yet been separated as recommended by Parliament;
    • reports on the progress of real estate projects as well as a detailed breakdown of the expenditure incurred so far and information on the costs of delays in the completion of the Europa building;
    • the Council’s whistleblowing rules continue to be publicly unavailable and that the Council has not yet joined the Union transparency register;
    • despite improvements made by the Council with regard to internal policies, the Council still has not joined the Union’s transparency register;
    • the Council is urged to develop detailed anti-corruption guidelines and independent policies within its structures.

    Overall, Parliament regretted the difficulties repeatedly encountered in the discharge procedures to date, which were due to a lack of cooperation from the Council. It pointed out that the refusal to grant discharge to the Secretary-General of the Council in relation to the financial years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 has not led to consequences of any kind. It insisted that an effective budgetary control exercise requires the cooperation of Parliament and the Council.

    Members confirmed that Parliament is unable to make an informed decision on granting discharge. They reminded the Council of the Commission's view that all institutions should be fully part of the follow-up process to the observations made by Parliament in the discharge exercise and that all institutions should cooperate to ensure the smooth functioning of the discharge procedure. They regretted that the Council continues to fail to provide answers to Parliament’s questions.

    According to Members, the lack of cooperation of the European Council and the Council with the discharge authority is a negative sign to the citizens of the Union.

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