ECA: EU auditors’ activity in 2020 - a shift in work and missions

2020 was a year like no other, marked by particularly difficult and sometimes destabilising moments. But these moment never proved to be entirely insuperable. The European Court of Auditors (ECA) coped very well with all the challenges, as shown in its activity report, which is published today.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 crisisin early 2020 did not prevent the ECA from auditing the performance and regularity of EU actions. Business continuity was maintained throughout the year. The ECA continued to provide EU citizens and policymakers with independent assessments on key issues, highlighting what had worked well and drawing attention to what had not.

In 2020, EU auditors examined many of the challenges the EU is facing across the different areas of EUspending, including environment (biodiversity on farmland, pesticides, climate action spending, marine environment), mobility (urban congestion, roads and transport projects across Europe), social (child poverty, cultural investments) and economy (competition policy, capital markets union, trade defence), to name but a few.

Read the Annual Activity Report of The European Court of Auditors in its entirety here.