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Discharge 2012: ALDE refuses to grant the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of its budget

Discharge 2012: ALDE refuses to grant the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of its budget

Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee (CONT) and newly elected Czech MEP, Martina Dlabajova, is in disbelief that the Council refuses to shed light on its spending of over €530 million during the financial year 2012. “How can the Member States legitimise to continuously neglect the Parliament’s questions and refuse to attend the hearings held by the Budgetary Control Committee on the Council’s financial management?” The European Parliament, in plenary session in Strasbourg, refused to grant the Secretary-General of the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of its 2012 budget.

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Jean Arthuis raises the alarm on 2015 draft budget

The ALDE group is deeply concerned by the first reading of the Council on the budget 2015. “I wish the 2015 budget would not only be the mere continuation of previous budget exercises, with the addition of further crude and arbitrary cuts…

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2014 budget: rigorous and growth oriented

Aside from its role in wrestling with Council over the Multiannual Financial Framework, the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg today adopted the 2014 draft budget. The rapporteur, Anne Jensen, did re-establish the amounts…

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2014 budget: rigorous and focused on growth

Aside from its role in wrestling with Council over the Multiannual Financial Framework, the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg today adopted the 2014 draft budget. The rapporteur, Anne Jensen, did re-establish the amounts…

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Single seat for Parliament: ALDE welcomes the debate which has finally been launched

Single seat for Parliament:  ALDE welcomes the debate which has finally been launched
ALDE welcomes the frank debate which has finally opened in the European Parliament on the question of the institution’s seat. By adopting the opinion of Alexander ALVAR0 (FDP, Germany), the Budget Committee puts particular emphasis on the financial aspect of this controversial issue. The cost spent on monthly trips for the plenary sessions is more than € 180 million, notwithstanding other substantial costs due to the dispersion, such as the loss of working hours, additional costs for staff, and additional travel expenses for members. MEPs therefore are asking for Parliament’s administration to conduct an analysis of the savings that could be achieved if Parliament had only one workplace or at least stopped the monthly move.

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Single seat for Parliament: ALDE welcomes the debate which has finally been launched

Single seat for Parliament:  ALDE welcomes the debate which has finally been launched
ALDE welcomes the frank debate which has finally opened in the European Parliament on the question of the institution’s seat. By adopting the opinion of Alexander ALVAR0 (FDP, Germany), the Budget Committee puts particular emphasis on the financial aspect of this controversial issue. The cost spent on monthly trips for the plenary sessions is more than € 180 million, notwithstanding other substantial costs due to the dispersion, such as the loss of working hours, additional costs for staff, and additional travel expenses for members. MEPs therefore are asking for Parliament’s administration to conduct an analysis of the savings that could be achieved if Parliament had only one workplace or at least stopped the monthly move.

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