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Interview: The situation in water companies is absurd

Mrs. Mária Machová, Adviser to the President of the SAO SR gave an interview to an economic newspaper Hospodárske noviny on the topic of water companies, which the SAO SR recently audited. She...

Slovakia is lagging behind meeting commitment contributions to mitigate negative climate change or saving energy

Bratislava, 31 July 2020 - Although the European Union has common goals for climate and energy policy, the individual states can take various measures to meet them. The joint audit by the Czech...

ECA: System to protect EU businesses from unfair trade competition functioning well

The European Union is committed to free trade. However, if European industries suffer as a result of unfair practices by non-EU countries, such as dumping and subsidised imports, the EU can...

Direct aid in agriculture without targeted control with holes in legislation

Bratislava, 23 July 2020 - The Slovak authorities have not made every effort to guarantee the efficient and transparent spending of EUR 450 mil on farmers (value as in 2018). The Agricultural...

ECA: React-EU recovery funding: tension between swift support and value for money

The European Commission’s REACT-EU proposal to top up cohesion funding for EU countries by €58 billion in the crucial first few years of the Covid-19 recovery aims to mobilise investment and...

The fire protection system procured by State forests occurred in a non-transparent manner and without proving economy

Bratislava, July 10, 2020 - The managers of the State enterprise Lesy Slovenskej republiky selected the fire protection camera system for forest protection for almost 28 million euros in a...

ECA: Protection of wild pollinators in the EU — Commission initiatives have not borne fruit

In recent decades, wild pollinators in the EU have declined in abundance and diversity. In 2018, the Commission has made a move towards coordinating its approach to halting the decline of wild...

ECA: Sustainable use of water in agriculture

Freshwater is a vital resource. The pressures of economic activity and climate change influence the availability of freshwater. In the EU, the 2000 Water Framework Directive introduced an...