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The program budget is not used for projecting the strategic and sustainable direction of the Slovak Republic

Bratislava, February 3, 2022 – Despite the long-term declared effort to apply the rules of program budgeting in the public administration, this strategic form of creating and auditing the...

Slovakia is not fulfilling its own obligations related to climate change and a sustainable future

Bratislava, January 27, 2023 – Sustainable development in Slovakia is lagging behind, and the risks that the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic (NAS) revealed back in 2018 not...

ECA: Auditors expect cross-border cooperation with neighbouring countries to face a challenging future

Despite certain weaknesses, EU-funded cross-border programmes with neighbouring countries have provided generally relevant and valuable support to the regions on both sides of the EU’s external...

ECA: GNI-based payments to EU budget - auditors call for more focused checks

GNI (gross national income) data is an important basis for calculating Member States’ contributions to the EU budget. The verification of this data is not sufficiently focused, according to a new...

ECA: Facilitating travel during the pandemic - the EU Digital COVID certificate worked, other tools less so

The EU Digital COVID Certificate helped to coordinate travel restrictions between EU countries and was effective in facilitating travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of other EU tools,...

The SAO sends serious findings about failures in the health sector to the supreme constitutional officials

Bratislava, January 20, 2023 – Healthcare is an area that the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) focuses on in its audits and analytical activities. It repeatedly warns the competent authorities...

Educated employees are the basis for the professional performance of independent audit

Bratislava, January 13, 2023 – The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) of the Slovak Republic will cooperate more closely with the academic community. In order to assure that the results of SAO...

ECA: Quick €100 billion EU response to safeguard jobs during COVID: impact unclear

The EU’s €100 billion support tool for crisis-hit workers and firms (SURE) in member states was a prompt response to mitigate the risk of massive layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Tens of millions paid out by NPPC for completing the questionnaires only and without any control

Bratislava, December 20, 2022 - For years, the Agrarian Ministry, through the National Agricultural and Food Centre (NPPC), paid state aid only for the completion of questionnaires....