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2018/0801(NLE) Court of Auditors: appointment of a Belgian member

Progress: Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead CONT TARAND Indrek (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE) AYALA SENDER Inés (icon: S&D S&D), DLABAJOVÁ Martina (icon: ALDE ALDE), FLANAGAN Luke Ming (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 286-p2

Events

2018/03/19
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2018/03/19
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2018/03/19
   CSL - Council Meeting
2018/03/01
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament delivered a favourable opinion (501 votes to 91, with 32 abstentions) on the Council’s nomination of Annemie Turtelboom as a Member of the Court of Auditors.

Documents
2018/02/22
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Budgetary Control adopted the report by Indrek Tarand (Greens/EFA, EE) on the proposed nomination of Annemie Turtelboom (BE) as a member of the Court of Auditors.

The committee evaluated the credentials of the nominee, in particular in view of the requirements laid down in Article 286(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). At its meeting of 20 February 2018, the committee heard the Council’s nominee for membership of the Court of Auditors.

Members called on the European Parliament to deliver a favourable opinion on the nomination of Annemie Turtelboom as a Member of the Court of Auditors.

Annemie Turtelboom is currently a Member of the Belgian Federal Parliament , having held four different ministerial posts, in the following order: (1) Minister of Migration and Asylum Policy, (2) Minister of Home Affairs, (3) Minister of Justice, and (4) Deputy First Minister, Minister for Budget, Finance and Energy, Government of Flanders.

During the hearing , the candidate stressed that public finances have always played a vital role in her work throughout her political career. As a Minister of the Belgian Government, having been responsible for security departments, asylum and migration, home and justice affairs, the candidate drafted the budget proposals for each department, as well as coordinating their control.

The candidate stated that the overall reform of the Ministry of Justice , which she supervised, is one of the greatest achievements in her professional career. The main objective of this reform is the decentralisation of financial powers, which gives more autonomy to magistrates, and a shift towards a performance-oriented culture, in which management agreements would be used and audited by the Belgian Supreme Audit Institution to increase efficiency and assess effectiveness.

In order to guarantee her full independence , the candidate stated that she would resign from her political mandates and that she would not engage in any activity that could compromise her independence in the future. She showed willingness to communicate all financial interests and other commitments to the President of the Court of Auditors, and to make them public.

Lastly, the candidate stipulated that the establishment of a close dialogue and regular contact between the Court of Auditors and the European Parliament was essential. She s eeks to understand the European Parliament’s information needs in terms of audit approach and deliverables and supports the ECA’s annual work programme integrating more audits focussing on the EP’s priorities for the EU citizens.

Documents
2018/02/20
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2018/01/30
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2018/01/18
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2018/01/17
   EP - Responsible Committee
2018/01/10
   CSL - Legislative proposal
Documents
2018/01/10
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Documents

Documents

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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      • The Committee on Budgetary Control adopted the report by Indrek Tarand (Greens/EFA, EE) on the proposed nomination of Annemie Turtelboom (BE) as a member of the Court of Auditors.

        The committee evaluated the credentials of the nominee, in particular in view of the requirements laid down in Article 286(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). At its meeting of 20 February 2018, the committee heard the Council’s nominee for membership of the Court of Auditors.

        Members called on the European Parliament to deliver a favourable opinion on the nomination of Annemie Turtelboom as a Member of the Court of Auditors.

        Annemie Turtelboom is currently a Member of the Belgian Federal Parliament, having held four different ministerial posts, in the following order: (1) Minister of Migration and Asylum Policy, (2) Minister of Home Affairs, (3) Minister of Justice, and (4) Deputy First Minister, Minister for Budget, Finance and Energy, Government of Flanders.

        During the hearing, the candidate stressed that public finances have always played a vital role in her work throughout her political career. As a Minister of the Belgian Government, having been responsible for security departments, asylum and migration, home and justice affairs, the candidate drafted the budget proposals for each department, as well as coordinating their control.

        The candidate stated that the overall reform of the Ministry of Justice, which she supervised, is one of the greatest achievements in her professional career. The main objective of this reform is the decentralisation of financial powers, which gives more autonomy to magistrates, and a shift towards a performance-oriented culture, in which management agreements would be used and audited by the Belgian Supreme Audit Institution to increase efficiency and assess effectiveness.

        In order to guarantee her full independence, the candidate stated that she would resign from her political mandates and that she would not engage in any activity that could compromise her independence in the future. She showed willingness to communicate all financial interests and other commitments to the President of the Court of Auditors, and to make them public.

        Lastly, the candidate stipulated that the establishment of a close dialogue and regular contact between the Court of Auditors and the European Parliament was essential. She seeks to understand the European Parliament’s information needs in terms of audit approach and deliverables and supports the ECA’s annual work programme integrating more audits focussing on the EP’s priorities for the EU citizens.

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      Annemie Turtelboom is currently a Member of the Belgian Federal Parliament, having held four different ministerial posts, in the following order: (1) Minister of Migration and Asylum Policy, (2) Minister of Home Affairs, (3) Minister of Justice, and (4) Deputy First Minister, Minister for Budget, Finance and Energy, Government of Flanders.

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