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ECA: Audit preview - What is the EU doing to address the innovation divide?

In the EU, the capacity of private and public actors to undertake state-of-the-art technological research and innovation (R&I) differs between Member States. This divide between innovation...

EU Auditors to focus on Covid-related action in 2021

Luxembourg, 28 January 2021 - One in four new audits by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) this year will deal with the EU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Next Generation EU (NGEU)...

The agency emergency oil stock management model is intricate and poorly controlled

Bratislava, January 29, 2021 - The Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic (SAO SR) considers the administration of emergency stocks of crude oil and petroleum products to be confusing and...

The State must guarantee every citizen equal access to basic postal services

Bratislava, January 22, 2021 - The State, through the Ministry of Transport, has not managed to coordinate relations with the management of Slovenská pošta (Slovak Post) for a long time, and the...

ECA: Planning for EU bank resolution still missing some key elements

The Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) is the EU system for the orderly winding-up of failing banks within the Banking Union, to avoid costly bail-outs. Since its establishment in 2015, the SRM has...

ISKRA - the project of the Ministry of Economy is an exemplary case of public finances waste

Bratislava, 15 January 2021 - In 2013, the Ministry of Economy initiated the construction of its own information system for crisis management - ISKRA. The use of almost € 24 million was not...

ECA: Audit preview - Strengthening the rule of law in the Western Balkans

Rule of law is one of the fundamental values on which the EU is founded. Promoting the rule of law is a key part of the EU’s agenda in its relations with non-EU countries and it is a necessary...

National auditors draw attention to insufficient internal control and continuing paper bureaucracy

Bratislava, January 8, 2021 - The principle once and enough in the citizen's communication with State or public institutions still does not work and the removal of bureaucratic obstacles using the...

Pandemic reveals risks in state management during the emergency situation

Bratislava, 21 December 2020 - State institutions were not sufficiently prepared for crisis management in times of emergency. This was confirmed not only by the setting up the activities of the...

The internal control system in state administration and self-government is insufficient

BRATISLAVA, December 18 (SITA) - The internal control system in State administration and self-government is insufficient. This was stated at today's press conference by the Supreme Audit Office of...