The Working Group on Budgetary Matters is responsible for the oversight of the financial contribution arising from the EEA EFTA Member States participation in EU Programmes and other activities. This entails the timely and correct application of the budgetary provisions set down in Article 82 of the EEA Agreement and Protocol 32 of the EEA Agreement.
The Working Group coordinates and monitors the preparation of the annual EEA EFTA Budget covering financial contributions to the EU Budget in return for EEA EFTA participation in EU Programmes, actions, services and agencies. The members of the Working Group come from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and usually meet three times a year. The Working Group works in close cooperation with the Commission Directorates-General for Budget and External Relations and holds joint meetings with them on a regular basis.
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