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ECA: 2020 Performance report in brief

The ‘2020 performance report in brief’ provides an overview of our ‘report on the performance of the EU budget – Status at the end of 2020’, in which we examined a specific aspect of the EU...

State Employees Work in Decaying Buildings but also in Lucrative Private Centres.

Bratislava, November 26, 2021 - The greening of public buildings, which has long been encouraged by the European Commission to reduce emissions and energy intensity, has not been implemented. At...

ECA: Report of the European Court of Auditors on the performance of the EU budget – Status at the end of 2020

The European Commission’s reporting on how EU spending programmes perform shows mixed results in different funding areas, and the indicators which measure progress towards targets do not focus...

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....