Vote on the 2011 discharge - EU general budget, Section III, Commission:
EP Committee on Budgetary Control
Lieu: European Parliament (Brussels and Strasbourg)
End production: 18/03/2013 First transmission: 18/03/2013
The EP Committee on Budgetary Control voted on the draft reports concerning the 2011 discharge to the Commission, Parliament, European Development Funds, Other Institutions, Agencies and Joint Undertakings. Today it was the turn for the vote on the draft report for the 2011 Discharge - Section III to the Commission, reported by Jens GEIER (S&D). This report sets the proposals for a discharge on the implementation of the general budget of the EU; on the agencies of Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive; the Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, the one for Health and Consumers, the European Research Council Executive Agency and of the Agency for the Trans-European Transport Network Executive for the financial year 2011. The adopted report will be finally voted in plenary during the April session held in Strasbourg.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||External view of European Parliament (Brussels)
||Cutaways of the vote (25 shots)
||Final vote (3 shots)
Result : 26 voters, 25 in favour, 1 against.
||SOUNDBITE (IN ENGLISH), Jens GEIER (S&D, DE), rapporteur: "The discharge report is about make an assessment how the European Commission has handle the european budget in 2011. We have to take into account that 80% of the european budget is managed in shared management. That means the first control level on the ground is done by the member states"
||SOUNDBITE (IN ENGLISH), Jens GEIER (S&D, DE), rapporteur : "The idea of my report is to underline that without the cooperation of the member states, the management of european funding will not improve. So better spending has to start at home".
||SOUNDBITE (IN ENGLISH), Jens GEIER (S&D, DE), rapporteur : " The Court has criticized that almost 60% of the errors in regional policy should have been detected by the member states itself. We take into account that the General Director for Regional Policy can't guarantee the correctness of the programs of regional policy. For 18 out of 27 member countries, we see that it is a broad problem and we try to remediate".