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30-11-2010

Irish member of European Court of Auditors on EU finances

The Irish member of the European Court of Auditors, Eoin O'Shea, will today speak about the European Union's finances at a special event to be held at European Union House in Dublin.  Mr O'Shea, who became a member of the European Court of Auditors on 31 March 2010, is a member of the group responsible for 'Revenue, Research and internal policies, and Institutions and bodies of the European Union' and is the Court's rapporteur on its work in relation to EU agencies.

Venue: European Union House
43 Molesworth Street
Dublin 2

Date: Tuesday, 30 November

Time: 11am

During the first part of his speech, entitled 'European Union Finances - Income, Spending and Control', Mr O'Shea will look at where the EU's revenue comes from and how the EU budget is spent.  He will speak about Ireland's contribution to and receipts from the EU budget and will refer to the current impasse in relation to next year's EU budget (no agreement yet reached between the Council of the EU and the European Parliament).

During the second part of his speech, Mr O'Shea will look at control of EU spending, examples of errors, the work of the European Court of Auditors and his own job in particular.  Mr O'Shea will conclude by examining EU borrowing and lending and referring to the review of the EU's budget.

This event has been organised by the European Court of Auditors, the European Parliament Office in Ireland and the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants.

 

For further information, please contact Eimear Ní Bhroin, Press Officer, at eimear.nibhroin@europarl.europa.eu or 086 8559423.