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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 responded when faced with the pandemic crisis, and how they are learning from it.

“The COVID-19 pandemic required organisations across the world to adapt their working methods to remain operational,” said Marek Opiola, the member of the European Court of Auditors responsible for the audit. “The EU institutions are no exception: they were forced to react and adapt to the new circumstances. How they have responded and what have they learned are the focus of our audit.”

The ECA is auditing the resilience of the EU’s main institutions (Parliament, Council, Commission and Court of Justice) to the COVID-19 pandemic. The audit will cover the response in Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, and the different countries where the Commission’s Joint Research Centre is situated.

Read the Audit Preview of The European Court of Auditors in its entirety here.