Every year the Commission produces a synthesis report of all the annual activity reports of its services. This is the final stage in the Commission's annual planning, programming and reporting cycle.
In adopting this report, the Commission takes overall political responsibility for the management by each director-general and heads of service, based on their annual activity reports.
As of the budgetary year 2015, the synthesis report has been included in the annual management and performance report for the EU budget. The annual management and performance report is a report on the results achieved by the EU budget and how the previous year's budget was managed. The annual management and performance report is part of the integrated financial reporting package.