Resolution CM/Res(2009)7
concerning the financial statements of
the General Budget of the Council of Europe
for the year ended 31 December 2008

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 21 October 2009
at the 1068th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 16 of the Statute of the Council of Europe,

Having regard to Article 70 of the Financial Regulations;

Having regard to the financial statements of the Council of Europe for the year ended 31 December 2008, as presented by the Secretary General;

Having regard to the opinion of the External Auditor;

Having regard to the report of the External Auditor;

Having regard to the decision of the Ministers’ Deputies at their 840th meeting on 2 June 2003 (CM/Del/Dec(2003)840/2.4),

Resolves as follows:

1. The financial statements of the Council of Europe for the year ended 31 December 2008, as presented by the Secretary General, are approved;

2. The following unexpended appropriations for the financial year 2008 as shown in the budgetary management accounts presented by the Secretary General, are cancelled:

 

(CM(2009)100)

- Ordinary Budget

515 244.65

(pages 63-87)

- Subsidiary and Service Budgets

780 954.87

(pages 88-102)

- Pensions Budget

1 184 019.23

(pages 108-112)

- Budget of the European Youth Foundation

32 951.53

(pages 113-117)

3. The Secretary General is hereby discharged from financial responsibility in respect of the financial year 2008;

4. Approval is hereby given to the transfer of the credit balance of the Ordinary Budget of €1 948 359.51 for the year ended 31 December 2008 to a suspense account, pending its allocation as a receipt, to the 2010 Ordinary Budget;

5. Approval is hereby given to the transfer of the balance of €50 763 of the 2008 budget of the European Youth Foundation to the 2009 budget of the Foundation.


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