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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 21:00

EU telecoms regulator agency fails budget discharge test

The Riga-based electronic communication regulator body BEREC on Monday failed to convince budgetary control MEPs that its management of EU funds was in order for 2012. It may rectify its shortcomings by October when MEPs will have their final say, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press service of European Parliament.

MEPs criticised the agency, located in the Latvian capital, for shortcomings in budgetary management and planning that resulted in significant carryovers from 2012 to 2013. Its public procurement and recruitment practices were also found to be lacking in quality.

Parliament as whole will vote on all the committee's discharge recommendations at the April plenary session in Brussels.

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