Every year the Commission produces a synthesis report on the previous year's management achievements. As of the reporting on budgetary year 2015, the synthesis report is included in the Annual Management and Performance Report for the EU Budget.
This is the final stage in the Commission's annual planning, programming and reporting cycle.
After the close of the year, the Commission presents the Annual Management and Performance Report. In adopting this report, the Commission takes overall political responsibility for the management by its Directors-General and heads of service, based on their assurances and reservations as set out in their annual activity reports.