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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...

ECA: Financial instruments in EU cohesion policy: checks at closure showing results

More than 1 000 financial instruments were used across the Member States for the 2007-2013 EU cohesion policy. A new special report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) shows...

Municipalities and Local Governments Often do not Act Transparently and in the Interest of Their Development when Selling Property

Municipalities get rid of their assets too easily and disadvantageous, do not consider whether they will need it in the future, and do not try to sell or rent the real estate the best effective...

Hygienists actively helped to manage the pandemic, often substituted the activities of other institutions

The more than a year-long pandemic caused by COVID-19 revealed several risks in functioning of the state's crisis institutions. The  epidemiologists, employees of public health authorities...

ECA: Use of EU space services needs an extra boost

The European Union has not done enough to harness the full potential of its space programmes, according to a special report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). While the...

ECA: EU must accelerate the deployment of charging infrastructure to promote breakthrough in electro-mobility

The EU is still a long way from reaching its Green Deal target of 1 million charging points by 2025, and it lacks an overall strategic roadmap for electro-mobility, according to a new report by...

The state neglects the constitutional obligations concerning mineral wealth protection

Bratislava, April 9, 2021 - Legislative protection of mineral wealth is insufficient. The Slovak Republic, as its owner, does not care to get the most out of mining fees, such as gold or silver....

The best controller is a single citizen, so he should understand the basic objectives of the budget

Bratislava, April 1, 2021 - The state budget, the final account or the annual report on the state's economy should be more understandable and clear for ordinary people. The SAO recommends to the...

ECA: Differing approaches to customs controls affect EU revenue

Customs controls are still insufficiently harmonised across Member States to properly safeguard the EU’s financial interests, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA)....