Report on the follow-up to the discharge for the 2017 financial year (Summary)

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Series Details COM (2019) 334
Publication Date 02/07/2019
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Report presented on 2 July 2019 by the European Commission on the follow-up to the requests made by the European Parliament in its discharge resolutions and by the Council of the European Union in its discharge recommendation for the financial year 2017.

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On 26 March 2019, the European Parliament, on a recommendation by the Council, granted the Commission discharge for the financial year 2017. In its discharge resolution, the Parliament considered not only the financial management of the 2017 budget and the performance of programmes and policies, but also took stock of the Parliament’s contributions to establishing sound financial management structures in the Commission and in the Member States during the 2014-2019 legislative term.

In the discharge procedure for the financial year 2017, the Parliament and the Council made requests to the Commission focusing on:

  • Performance of programmes and policies;
  • Accountability reporting, including the methodology for calculating error rates;
  • Absorption of European funding;
  • Other specific issues such as conflicts of interest.

The Commission addresses the main discharge requests in this report, which is part of the 2018 integrated financial and accountability reporting.

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