The EU Council of Economic and Finance Ministers has today voted in favour of granting discharge to the Commission on the 2012 budget, in a recommendation to the European Parliament. The Commission will follow up carefully on the recommendations on areas that need further improvements.

As Commissioner Šemeta welcomed today's decision, stated: "Our citizens want to know that their money is being properly managed and well spent. That is one of the Commission's top priorities. For this new budge...

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