Yes they are, it’s as simple as that. While there are many people who claim that Europe and the EU is hiding half of its spending while telling the common people they are investing it projects and programmes.
On the website of the Transparency System you can find out about any funding during the last couple of years. Where it went, what kind of project it was and much was spent on it from the EU’s own resources.
The website provides detailed information on all the grants and direct contracts granted by the EU to several countries from the beginning of 2007 up until now. Though the money management by other organizations or authorities is not included, the precise amount of money that was spent by the EU can be traced back.