The European Commission’s reporting on how EU spending programmes perform shows mixed results in different funding areas, and the indicators which measure progress towards targets do not focus...

24.11.2021


Bratislava, November 19, 2021 - The Environmental Fund, which finances environmental protection projects, is inefficient and has reserves in transparency, e.g. when publishing calls for proposals...

19.11.2021


The EU has policies in place to improve the economic, social and territorial cohesion of its Member States. It introduced three dedicated instruments in the 2014-2020 period to incentivise...

08.11.2021


The system used for financing the European Union's budget has not been significantly reformed since 1988. Recently proposed changes to how the EU collects revenue, which will ensure a level playing...

05.11.2021


Although forest cover in the EU has grown in the past 30 years, the condition of those forests is deteriorating. Sustainable management practices are key to maintaining biodiversity and addressing...

04.11.2021


Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement cooperation agency, supports EU Member States in combating migrant smuggling. Part of this role involves serving as an information exchange hub....

02.11.2021


EU agencies in different Member States have adapted well to the unprecedented situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has concluded in its annual audit of EU...

29.10.2021


The use of income from Gambling is not earmarked, and therefore only a portion goes to the active prevention or protection of vulnerable groups against dangerous social phenomena. This statement is...

29.10.2021


Bratislava, October 22, 2021 - Internal audit mechanisms are inefficient and ineffective. Employees lack experience in setting up an internal audit system. There is also a risk of a lack of...

22.10.2021


EU policies are unable to ensure farmers use water sustainably, according to a special report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The impact of agriculture on water resources...

21.10.2021


Bratislava, October 15, 2021 - The President of the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic (SAO), Karol Mitrík, informed the top three constitutional officials on the purchase of F-16...

15.10.2021


Grand corruption and state capture are still widespread in Ukraine despite EU action, according to a special report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The EU has been trying to...

14.10.2021


The transition to a net-zero emission economy will require significant private and public investment, but the EU is not doing enough to channel money into sustainable activities. That is the...

12.10.2021


Bratislava, October 8, 2021 - The public procurement process in the Narodna dialnicna spolocnost (NDS - meaning: National Motorway Company) was not set transparently in 2019 and 2020 and did not...

08.10.2021


The European Commission checks whether euro-area Member States exiting a macroeconomic adjustment programme remain firmly on track, in the interest of the Member States themselves and that of their...

05.10.2021


The EU’s cooperation with non-EU countries has not been efficient in ensuring that migrants illegally present on EU territory return to their own countries, according to a special report published...

04.10.2021


Bratislava, 1 October 2021 – In the last twenty years, state institutions have not met one of the 22 measurable objectives defined in the strategies to modernise the main national railway corridors...

01.10.2021


Bratislava, September 24, 2021 - The number of people at risk of poverty in Slovakia decreased in more than 10 years from 1.1 million in 2008 to 877,000 in 2019. This represents a share of 16.4% of...

24.09.2021


The European Territorial Cooperation programme (Interreg) is a long-standing instrument of EU cohesion policy aimed at encouraging economic growth in border areas. According to a report from the...

16.09.2021


Bratislava, September 10, 2021 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) carried out an audit of the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Government on the transparency of allocation of funds for the...

10.09.2021