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The State Failed in the Financial Management of the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities

Bratislava, June 24, 2022 - Complex processes related to the decommissioning of nuclear facilities will take decades in Slovakia and the state is not yet sufficiently prepared for them. The...

ECA: Not all investments for rural development deliver durable benefits

Since 2007, the European Commission has spent more than €25 billion of rural development funds on diversifying the EU’s rural economy and improving infrastructure in rural areas. However,...

ECA: Closing the EU’s innovation gap: Member States must get more involved

To close the EU’s persistent gap in research and innovation (R&I) and unlock excellence in countries lagging behind, the European Commission is applying special measures (known as 'widening'...

ECA: Schengen border controls poorly scrutinised during the pandemic

Because it has limited tools at its disposal, the European Commission has not scrutinised enough the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic posed to the right of free movement of people. This is...

The Flow of Money Into Science, Research and Development Needs to be More Effective and Reformed

  Bratislava, June 10, 2022 - Science and research in Slovakia have lacked an effective funding system. The method of allocating funds to this area has signs of bias and non-transparency,...

ECA: Small companies’ competitiveness barely improved by EU support

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are key to the EU’s economy. But they have not really benefited from EU action aimed at enhancing their competitiveness. That is the conclusion reached...

New President and Vice-president of SAO SR

Based on the vote of the deputies of the National Council of the Slovak Republic on 25 May 2022, the former Vice-president, Mr Ľubomír Andrassy, became the new President of the Supreme...

ECA: EU budget’s contribution to climate action overstated

The EU has missed its self-imposed target of spending at least 20% of its 2014-2020 budget on climate action, according to a special report published today by the European Court of Auditors...

ECA: Blacklisting underused in protecting EU funds against fraud

Blacklisting is not used effectively to prevent EU funds from being paid out to of individuals, businesses or public organisations involved in illegal acts such as fraud and corruption, according...

Slovak Auditors Inspire European Colleagues Into Opennes to the Public

Prague, May 24, 2022 - Representatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions of Europe met in Prague for the first post-covid personal meeting. After two years, when audit institutions were...