Posted on May 16, 2020
For the tenth year in row, the European Parliament postponed discharge of the European Council accounts, by 643 votes to 37 (with 11 abstentions), giving it until the autumn to supply information requested by the Parliament.
A negotiating team from the Parliament is reported to be working with the Council in order to find a solution to the ongoing problem, one which causes annual embarrassment to the institutions and which provides ammunition to eurosceptics across the bloc.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has also failed to have its accounts signed off, having been given until September 2020 to follow up on EU anti-fraud agency OLAF’s recommendations to improve its code of conduct and to swiftly solve alleged problems related to harassment.
Image: European Council President Charles Michel, via European Parliament.
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