The European Parliament has published its report on its budgetary and financial management during financial year 2008. It outlines the financial situation and the events which have had a significant influence on activities during the year (in parts I and II)and gives a synthetic account of the achievement of the objectivesfor the year (in part III).
European Parliament: Report on budgetary and financial management Section I of the EU budget, Financial year 2008, published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 5.6.2009 C 127/1.
Parliamentary scrutiny is fine, but even parliaments need watching.
The Report contains a lot of factual information about an important but expensive institution, which is about to start a new five year term, hopefully reform-minded with regard to its internal affairs and active in its work for EU citizens and businesses in legislative and budgetary matters.