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Democratic accountability of Council’s budget

Council executive powers

by Giacomo Benedetto / David Rinaldi / Hartmut Aden
15 June 2017

Democratic accountability of Council’s budget

Council executive powers

Giacomo Benedetto / David Rinaldi / Hartmut Aden

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This in-depth analysis introduces the challenges that have been faced in delivering a discharge of the Council’s budget over the last decade, with particular regard to the Council’s executive activities. It analyses the institutional and legal constraints, and it makes a number of recommendations for how to achieve more accountability regarding the Council’s budget and executive expenditure without resorting to treaty reform.

This document was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control.


About the Authors


  • Author
    Giacomo Benedetto
    Giacomo Benedetto
  • Author
    David Rinaldi
    David Rinaldi
    Associate Research Fellow
  • Author
    Hartmut Aden
    Hartmut Aden
Democratic accountability of Council’s budget Council executive powers