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Slovakia was not ready for a pandemic; the State did not have supplies of medical devices

BRATISLAVA, 16 October 2020 - Competent institutions involved in crisis management, including the State Material Reserves Administration, were not sufficiently prepared to address the challenges...

ECA: Plastic packaging waste: EU needs to boost recycling to achieve ambitions

There is a significant risk that the EU will not meet its plastic packaging recycling targets for 2025 and 2030, according to a review by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The update of the...

Control and auditing must be part of everyday decision-making in State and public administration

Bratislava, October 7, 2020 - Control and auditing must be part of everyday decision-making in State and public institutions, said Boris Kollár, the National Council of the Slovak Republic...

The municipality control system shows significant risks and needs reform

Bratislava, October 2, 2020 - More than two thirds of all cities and municipalities in Slovakia do not have sufficiently secured control of their operation. This is resulting from the analysis by...

ECA: EU oversight of State aid to banks needs a fitness check

The European Commission has the legal powers and resources to control State aid to financial institutions. However, it had not always been in a position to use them to full effect, according to a...

ECA: EU action on child poverty needs greater focus

It is almost impossible to assess how the EU contributes to Member States’ efforts to reduce child poverty, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The relevance and...

The Capital City accounted for illegally the O. Nepela Stadium comprehensive reconstruction debt

Bratislava, September 25, 2020 - The comprehensive reconstruction of the Ondrej Nepela Winter Stadium in Bratislava worth almost EUR 100 mil was not covered in the Bratislava self-government...

The Supreme Audit Institutions of the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Poland have agreed to cooperate

Bratislava, September 24, 2020 - The Presidents of the Supreme Audit Offices of Poland and Slovakia, Marian Banaś and Karol Mitrík, signed an agreement for mutual cooperation between the two...

ECA: EU emissions trading system - free allowances must be better targeted

Free allowances still make up over 40 % of all available allowances under the EU’s ‘cap and trade’ emissions trading system (ETS), according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors...

The good financial year 2019 unused to achieve a balanced public administration budget

Bratislava, 16 September 2020 - The goal of a zero deficit and a balanced State budget in 2019 was not met and, in fact, the public administration managed a deficit of EUR 1.22 bn. Despite a...