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Plastic waste is becoming a significant environmental burden for every region of Slovakia

Bratislava, March 26th, 2021 - In Slovakia, responsibility for waste has been transferred to producers due to a change in legislation. However, the system is not transparent and efficient enough....

The differences among the regions are constantly increasing, despite of the country's positive economic growth

Bratislava, March 19, 2021 - State support through a regional contribution to the least developed districts does not help. The process of developing and approving projects is not transparent, on...

Dangerous landfills threaten human health and the Union can significantly sanction Slovakia as a result

Bratislava, March 12, 2021 - In Slovakia, twice as much landfill is compared to the European average and the State does not have an effective system of control over the individual landfills´...

This year, the auditors will focus on redistribution of subsidies, bridges, railways, but also environmental challenges of the future

Bratislava, March 5, 2021 - Distribution of subsidies, safety of railway crossings, management of water companies or Military Intelligence, or setting up public procurement in the National...

ECA: Audit preview - Air passenger rights during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 outbreak brought major travel disruption, leading to the cancellation of around 70 % of all flights and a collapse in new bookings. Many passengers had their flights cancelled by...

ECA: EU auditors highlight risks of Brexit Adjustment Reserve

In an opinion published today, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) raises some concerns over the recent proposal for a Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR). This €5 billion fund is a solidarity tool...

Flood protection projects must be based on economical use of public funds principle

Bratislava, February 26, 2021 - Slovakia belongs to the regions with high risk of floods. According to OECD data, the threat to the population and their property is the second highest in Europe....

ECA: A single market for investment funds – ensuring investor protection and financial stability (Audit preview)

In the EU, financial services are increasingly provided through “non-bank financial intermediation” (NBFI). By asset value, investment funds are the most important sector of NBFI. They help to...

ECA: Greater efforts needed to equip all Europeans with basic digital skills

In today’s world, digital skills are increasingly important. However, within the EU, little progress has been made in recent years in improving basic digital competence among adult Europeans. The...

The auditors most often warn the police about breaches of duty in the administration of entrusted property

Bratislava, February 19, 2021 - The Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic (SAO SR) has the first case this year that deserves the attention of the Police and the Prosecutor's Office. The...