Friday, 5 June 2009

European Parliament: Financial report 2008

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).


Source:

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.



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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.


Ralf Grahn