Luxembourg Prime Minister Juncker, Irish Minister of State Perry representing the Irish Presidency of the Council, and ECA President Vitor Caldeira spoke today - the eve of Europe Day - at the inauguration of the ECA’s new building, about the challenges facing the European Union and the role of the European Court of Auditors. Read more...
Speeches Vitor CaldeiraJohn Perry, T.D. Photos Pictured (from left to right): Jean-Claude Juncker, Vitor Caldeira, John Perry.
The May issue of the ECA Journal is out - Member Milan M. Cvikl presents the ECA's work in Slovenia
In focus: Brief summary of the financial crisis in Cyprus leading up to the recent events.
Read also: Adapting business practices to the SAI’s environment: towards a new performance measurement framework. Read more...
Pictured: ECA Member Cvikl visiting the Ministry of the Interior of Slovenia
Since 2008, there has been a substantial increase in the number of specific annual reports and special reports produced by the ECA. In 2012, much of the ECA’s work focused on helping the Union to prepare for the important financial management challenges after 2013. Read more...
Vítor Caldeira, President: "As this year’s annual activity report attests, our output has increased, external experts rate the quality of our reports as good, and our main institutional stakeholders find them useful."
A new report from the European Court of Auditors, the EU spending watchdog, calls on the European
Commission to improve the running of regeneration projects on so-called “brownfield” sites – former
industrial and military areas which are often derelict and contaminated. Read more... Video: ECA Member Henri Grethen (LU) - "Against this background, cleaning up historic pollution will probably still need to be paid for out of public funds."
EU auditors found that Member States do not direct the funding to projects for which there is a demonstrable need for public support. Without this, the measure becomes a general subsidy to enterprises investing in food-processing – with the attendant risks of distortion of competition and waste of scarce public money. Read more...
Video: ECA Member Jan Kinšt - “Member States are not clearly identifying the need for funding or setting meaningful objectives”
The European Court of Auditors and the European University Institute (the EU's historical archives) have created a programme of grants for researchers engaged in research on European public finances, in particular their impact on various areas of European society and culture, and on the historical development of the external audit function in the EU context.
The programme is open to any type of researcher (e.g. lawyers, economists, historians or public-finance specialists) interested in the EU’s public finances and the impact thereof.
Deadline for applications: 18 June 2013. Read more... Apply here
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