Commission management report stresses accountability, best use of taxpayers’ money

The European Commission today presents its ‘Synthesis report’ on the policy and financial management achievements of 2014. The report shows a greater emphasis on performance culture, via initiatives like an EU budget focused on results. The report finds improved reporting on the policy achievements of the Commission and on the impact of the EU budget, including examples of the added value of the EU funding and key performance indicators towards achieving policy targets. The report brings together annual reporting and declarations from the 49 services of the Commission, as well as the work done by the Internal Audit Service (IAS) for the past year. It allows the Commission to take the overall political responsibility for the management of the EU budget and is an important element of the accountability system. The report is available here.