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The Principle of Value For Money Have To Be Part of the Medicines Approval Process

Bratislava, September 17, 2021 -  The process of medicines assessment in Slovakia has significant cracks, and the main reason for the emerging risks is the fact that it was not optimally set...

ECA: EU funding for cross-border regions needs better focus

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...

Money to support sports from the government or prime minister's reserve was allocated non-transparently

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...

ECA: Auditors to probe the resilience of the EU institutions during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on the working of the EU institutions. The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is carrying out an audit on how resiliently the EU institutions have...

Tutoring of Students From Socially Disadvantaged Backgrounds Is Not Sufficient, SAO Analysts Point Out

Bratislava, August 27, 2021 - Slovak pupils have had schools closed for almost the longest time in the EU, with the greatest impact on children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, who have...

National auditors have successfully undergone an international quality and openness assessment

Bratislava, April 30, 2021 - Specialists from the USA, Poland, Hungary and Finland assessed the performance of the Slovak National Authority for external audit as part of a year-long process of...

The Critical State of Bridges Will Increasingly Put a Strain on the Public as Well as Family Budgets

Bratislava, August 20, 2021 – The current system of comprehensive bridge reconstruction is set up inefficiently. Insufficient funding for the modernization of bridge structures leads to further...

Patients experience a shortage of nurses, nurse assistants in hospitals and ambulances

Bratislava, August 13, 2021 - Although there has been a lack of nurses in Slovakia for a long time, educational institutions are unable to actively respond to the demands of hospitals. However,...

ECA: Unhappy landings - EU air passenger rights fall by the wayside during the pandemic

Air passengers’rights have not been safeguarded in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). Airlines are legally required to...

The Use of National and European Funds Must Not Be Confidential

Bratislava, August 6, 2021 - In the first half of this year, national auditors focused on a major project in cybersecurity, which was aimed to create networks of professionally and technically...