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The Ongoing Pandemic Was Reflected in the Draft Budget, and the State Will Run into Debt with Extra 5 Billion Euro

Bratislava, November 12, 2021 - The preparation of the budget for 2022 took place in the conditions of the continuing pandemic of the COVID-19 disease and uncertainty about its future development....

Peer Review Is a Challenge to Get Ready For. How to Do It? Experts From All Over the World Discussed Today

Today, November 10th, 2021, almost 80 participants in the online seminar, organized by the Slovak SAO, discuss how to get ready for a Peer Review. Representatives from 32 countries...

ECA: EU auditors - performance-based financing is not yet a reality in cohesion policy

The EU has policies in place to improve the economic, social and territorial cohesion of its Member States. It introduced three dedicated instruments in the 2014-2020 period to incentivise...

ECA: EU revenue-collection proposals show promise, but don’t go far enough

The system used for financing the European Union's budget has not been significantly reformed since 1988. Recently proposed changes to how the EU collects revenue, which will ensure a level...

ECA: EU forestry strategy - positive but limited results

Although forest cover in the EU has grown in the past 30 years, the condition of those forests is deteriorating. Sustainable management practices are key to maintaining biodiversity and...

ECA: Increased exchange of data would help the fight against migrant smuggling

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement cooperation agency, supports EU Member States in combating migrant smuggling. Part of this role involves serving as an information exchange hub....

Earnings from Gambling are not Aimed at Prevention and Hazard Endangers Young People in Particular

The use of income from Gambling is not earmarked, and therefore only a portion goes to the active prevention or protection of vulnerable groups against dangerous social phenomena. This statement...

ECA: EU agencies maintained clean books in a flexible response to the pandemic

EU agencies in different Member States have adapted well to the unprecedented situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has concluded in its annual audit of EU...

Dysfunctional Internal Audit and Lack of Auditors - Achilles' Heel of State Institutions

Bratislava, October 22, 2021 - Internal audit mechanisms are inefficient and ineffective. Employees lack experience in setting up an internal audit system. There is also a risk of a lack of...

ECA: EU policies are unable to ensure farmers don’t overuse water

EU policies are unable to ensure farmers use water sustainably, according to a special report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The impact of agriculture on water resources...