Claims and disputes
The implementation of EU-financed external aid programmes and projects can give rise to disputes between the various actors involved.
Such disputes, if not amicably settled, can result in court actions against the Commission or against the beneficiary country.
These court actions can relate to contractual and non-contractual claims and disputes.
Complaints can also be brought before the European Ombudsman who investigates complaints about maladministration in EU institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies.
Financial Regulations set out the principles and procedures governing the EU budget and the European Development Fund (EDF).