EU to check spendings of Latvia and Lithuania

A delegation from the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Commission plans to pay a four-day visit to Latvia and Lithuania. During their stay, members of the delegation will be holding meetings with local officials in relation to multiple projects that are being realized in those two countries with help from EU funds.

The visit to Latvia will be taking place take place from 3rd to 4th April and the visit to Lithuania – from 4th to 6th April, as confirmed by European Parliament’s Office in Latvia.

On Tuesday, 3 April, the delegation will visit P.Stradins Clinical University Hospital’s new A2 building, as well as survey the country’s railway network’s electrification projects. Members of the delegation will also meet with the State Auditor and the heads of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee.

On Wednesday, 4 April, the delegation will visit Altum (in relation to support projects for small and medium-sized companies and energy efficiency), Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry (in relation to realization of initial vocational education programmes as part of the Youth Guarantee), Olainfarm pharmaceutical factory in Olaine and Kronis food manufacturer in Bauska.

Meetings will also be attended by representatives of Latvia’s state institutions.

In Lithuania, members of the delegation will visit Paneveza regional waste processing centre and Ignalina nuclear power plant in Visagina.

EP Budget Commission is responsible for:

-EU and European Development Fund’s budget and decisions made by the parliament in relation to budget approval procedure;

-EU, its institutions and any structures that have received funding, account and balance closure, audit, and calculation of movable appropriations and funding;

-control over operation of the European Investment Bank;

-supervision over profitability of EU funding models for different directions of Europe’s policies;

-relations with European Anti-Fraud Office;

-relations with the European Court of Auditors, approval of its members and review of reports;

-realization, management and control of financial regulations in relation to the budget.

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