Secretary General Memorandum on the accounts for the financial year 1999 of the Partial Agreement of the European Support Fund for the co-production and distribution of creative cinematographic and audio-visual works "EURIMAGES"


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CM(2000)103 Addendum (Restricted) 16 October 2000
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728 Meeting, 31 October 2000
11 Administration and logistics

11.3 Secretary General Memorandum on the accounts for the financial year 1999 of the Partial Agreement of the European Support Fund for the co-production and distribution of creative cinematographic and audio-visual works "EURIMAGES"


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Excerpt from the Report of the

68th meeting of Eurimages' Board of Direction

(2-4 October 2000, Plovdiv)

 

 

 

 

The Board agreed the 1999 accounts as presented in the document [DGIV/EUR (2000) 32] and examined the report of the Board of Auditors:

 

-           Concerning audits and reimbursements, the Board of Management decided to continue by auditing 10% of all projects that have been, or should have been,  completed during the previous year.

 

There will be retrospective audits on projects that will be selected from a list drawn up in November 1999, including projects supported between 1985 and 1998.  These audits will be carried out on all co-producers involved as well as on the recoupment, which corresponds with the concerns raised by the Board of Auditors in paragraphs 5.8 to 10 of their report.

 

For the two projects where the audits have been completed, the Board took note of the decision of the Secretary General to request the reimbursement of the Eurimages support corresponding to the difference between the percentage of the budget announced for the film and the same percentage of the justified costs.

 

-           As far as the contributions system is concerned, the Committee of Ministers adopted, on 19 July 2000, a modification to Article 4.2 of Resolution (88)15 which states that : “The contributions of the Fund's Member States and associate members shall be determined each year by their representatives on the Board of Management, duly authorised to that effect by their respective governments, according to a scale approved by the Board of Management.  The obligatory contributions calculated according to this scale may be supplemented by annual voluntary contributions”.

 

The Board of Management have agreed to apply, as of 2001, the scale resulting from Resolution (94) 31 of the Committee of Ministers with adjustments to take into account some particularities of this Partial Agreement.  In order to avoid too signficant increases to the current contributions, transitory measures have been agreed for the first three years.

 

The Board has also decided, as of next year, to incorporate the general financial arrangements of the Council of Europe within its Financial Regulations with regard to late payment of contributions.  This, and the fixed scale of contributions, should have a positive effect on the efficient payment of contributions in future.

 

 



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