The financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union

This article was published under the 2015-2020 European Committee of the Regions mandate.



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3 December 2019

12 May 2017
Unanimously adopted at CoR Plenary


26 January 2017
Consultation meeting with representatives of local and regional associations

Ending multiple and repetitive audits for a more effective and reliable Europe

Local and regional authorities, led by Michiel Rijsberman, are calling for simpler and more flexible rules to speed up the implementation of EU funds.

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As the guardian of the interests of local and regional authorities, it is essential for the European Committee of the Regions to evaluate whether the legislative proposal on regulation on the financial rules has taken on board the views of European Cities and Regions, as expressed in its opinions. Based on this evaluation, the Michiel RIJSBERMAN will suggest amendments to the legislative proposal.


November 2017 Rapporteur Rijsberman follows up on his opinion with Iskra Mihaylova MEP, chair of the European Parliament’s regional development committee.

12 May 2017 European Committee of the Regions adopts Rijsberman’s opinion on Financial Regulations

7 February 2017  Exchange of views with ALDE coordinator in REGI Matthijs Van Miltenburg MEP (NL / ALDE) and the chair of the REGI committee in the European Parliament Iskra Mihaylova MEP (BG / ALDE) and the Court of Auditors.

2 February 2017 Discussion with Nedzhmi Ali MEP, ALDE shadow rapporteur

27 January 2017 Meeting with the Maltese Presidency

26 January 2017  – Consultation meeting – CoR – with representatives of local and regional associations and other stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the relevant topic of this opinion.  After a short introduction by the rapporteur, stakeholders were invited to exchange views.



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