30 Apr 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 30 APRILBrussels Daily
Vice-President Georgieva welcomes European Parliament decision to grant discharge to EU Budget implementation
The European Parliament approved on Wednesday the way the European Commission implemented the EU budget in 2013, by granting discharge of the budget in a vote in plenary. The vote on the overall discharge of the EU budget was 513 in favour and 184 against, with 4 abstentions. This compares with 488 for, 121 against and 10 abstentions last year. Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President in charge of the budget, said: “This vote by the European Parliament is recognition of the hard work done to protect EU taxpayers’ money. Our focus now is on doing even more and doing it better, especially in areas of shared management with the EU Member States, notably agriculture and cohesion. The Commission will continue to work to detect errors early, correct those errors where possible and recover money if necessary. We also have a strong commitment to make the EU budget investment even more focused on results for European people, making every euro count.” More on the discharge procedure is available online.
EUROSTAT: Flash estimate – April 2015 – Euro area annual inflation up to 0.0%
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.0% in April 2015, up from -0.1% in March, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, services (0.9%, compared with 1.0% in March) and food, alcohol & tobacco (0.9%, compared with 0.6% in March) are expected to have the highest annual rates in April, followed by non-energy industrial goods (0.1%, compared with 0.0% in March) and energy (-5.8%, compared with -6.0% in March). Read the EUROSTAT press release.
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