At the CPVO, we finance all our operations through fees without imposing any burden on the European Union or its taxpayers
According to the financial regulation of the CPVO, the Accounting Officer must draw up the provisional accounts, and present them to the Budget Authority (Administrative Council) and to the Court of Auditors.
The provisional accounts are also sent for information to the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission. At the end of the process, the accounts are published in the joint publication of annual accounts in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The CPVO’s annual accounts include:
- Financial statements (balance sheet, economic outturn account, cash-flow table, statement of changes in capital).
- Reports on the CPVO budget implementation.
The CPVO’s annual accounts must comply with the relevant rules, be accurate and comprehensive and present a true and fair view. They are drawn up in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.