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ECA: Audit preview: Implementing secure 5G networks in the EU and its Member States

5G, the fifth generation of mobile and wireless telecommunication systems, marks a revolutionary advance on its predecessors (3G and 4G). It offers ultra-high-speed connection, supporting a high...

The State does not know how community centers provide quality services to citizens or how to finance them sustainably

Bratislava, 4 December 2020 - Although their existence is necessary to improve the situation of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion, most of the 374 community centers can close down...

ECA: Audit preview - Protecting intellectual property rights in the EU

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the rights of creators to derive benefit from their intangible works. By providing certainty to creators that their work can be compensated, IPRs provide an...

Commemoration of EUROSAI’s 30th Anniversary

The date of 12 November 2020 has marked the 30th anniversary of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), the youngest of the seven Regional Organizations of INTOSAI. The...

The coronavirus pandemic raises questions about the implementation of development priorities financed from the State budget

Bratislava, 1 December 2020 - On Wednesday (2 December 2020), Members of Parliament will begin negotiations on the draft State budget for 2021, to which the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak...

ECA: EU bank resolution - 2019 risk disclosures are appropriate, but EU auditors highlight potential future risks

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has an obligation to report each year on any financial risk arising, in particular from legal proceedings, relating to the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM),...

The electronic administration of justice can improve the quality of the business environment and increase the credibility of the judiciary

Bratislava, 27 November 2020 - The electronic administration of the judiciary has a significant impact on shortening the proceedings and can make a positive contribution to increase the...

ECA: EU protection of marine environment is shallow

EU action has not led to the recovery of significant marine ecosystems and habitats, according to a new special report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). Its framework to...

The law should apply to everyone equally; the insurance company disregards this rule in the case of State hospitals

Bratislava, November 20, 2020 - The Social Insurance Agency receives more funds from levies each year than flows into the State budget from VAT. However, the Government does not have information...

ECA: European Commission needs to scale up antitrust and merger

The European Commission, the enforcer of EU competition rules, has generally made good use of its powers in antitrust proceedings and merger control, and addressed competition concerns with its...