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ECA: Review No 06/2020 - Risks, challenges and opportunities in the EU’s economic policy response to the COVID-19 crisis

The European Union and its Member States implemented a variety of measures to limit and counter the economic damage caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This review provides an integrated...

Slovakia lacks general practitioners for adults; a critical condition is also with pediatricians

The Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic warns not only the Ministry of Health, but also the Government of the Slovak Republic and members of Parliament that the availability of general...

ECA: Audit preview: Implementing secure 5G networks in the EU and its Member States

5G, the fifth generation of mobile and wireless telecommunication systems, marks a revolutionary advance on its predecessors (3G and 4G). It offers ultra-high-speed connection, supporting a high...

The State does not know how community centers provide quality services to citizens or how to finance them sustainably

Bratislava, 4 December 2020 - Although their existence is necessary to improve the situation of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion, most of the 374 community centers can close down...

ECA: Audit preview - Protecting intellectual property rights in the EU

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the rights of creators to derive benefit from their intangible works. By providing certainty to creators that their work can be compensated, IPRs provide an...

Commemoration of EUROSAI’s 30th Anniversary

The date of 12 November 2020 has marked the 30th anniversary of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), the youngest of the seven Regional Organizations of INTOSAI. The...

The coronavirus pandemic raises questions about the implementation of development priorities financed from the State budget

Bratislava, 1 December 2020 - On Wednesday (2 December 2020), Members of Parliament will begin negotiations on the draft State budget for 2021, to which the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak...

ECA: EU bank resolution - 2019 risk disclosures are appropriate, but EU auditors highlight potential future risks

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has an obligation to report each year on any financial risk arising, in particular from legal proceedings, relating to the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM),...

The electronic administration of justice can improve the quality of the business environment and increase the credibility of the judiciary

Bratislava, 27 November 2020 - The electronic administration of the judiciary has a significant impact on shortening the proceedings and can make a positive contribution to increase the...

ECA: EU protection of marine environment is shallow

EU action has not led to the recovery of significant marine ecosystems and habitats, according to a new special report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). Its framework to...