A report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) is highly critical of EU aid spending to promote key areas of governance in Egypt in the periods before and after the Uprising of January 2011. Read more... Watch on YouTube “The ‘softly softly’ approach has not worked, and the time has come for a more focused approach which will produce meaningful results and guarantee better value for the European taxpayers’ money” stated Mr Karel Pinxten, the ECA member responsible for the report.
Addressing European Council President Van Rompuy today, the heads of the European Court of Auditors and European Union (EU) Member State Audit Institutions have called on the upcoming European Council to enact legislative measures that strengthen audit and accountability within EU economic governance.
The European Commission has taken a number of steps to bolster its management of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA). However, researchers seeking FP7 funding are faced with unnecessary inconsistencies. The ECA also found that FP7 processes are geared to ensuring that funding is invested in high quality research, but with less focus on efficiency. Read more... Watch on YouTube (3:42) “By implementing our recommendations, the Commission can not only improve its own efficiency, but also reduce the administrative burden on researchers and thereby make the Framework Programme more successful," said Ladislav Balko (SK), the ECA member responsible for the report.
Vacancy: EU financial and economic policy specialist - deadline for applications 25 June 2013
A vacancy has arisen at the ECA for an experienced person with the capacity to lead or take part in performance audits in the field of EU financial and economic policy.
For the necessary qualifications and further details, click here.
2012 ECA award for research into public sector auditing - award ceremony
This year's European Court of Auditors award for research into public sector auditing is to be presented in tribute to former ECA president Juan Manuel Fabra Vallés (1950-2012).
The award honours the best academic work in the field of public sector auditing.
Come and meet the EU's auditors at the ECA information stand at the Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette
The ECA will be presenting its role and work at "L'Europe à la Rockhal", a major free event aimed at improving public dialogue in the EU during the European Year of Citizens. The programme includes music, dance and a European "food village".
Key speakers will include Commissioner Viviane Reding, Charles Goerens MEP and Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourg's Minister of Employment.
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 30/06/2013
Conference on European governance and accountability hosted by the ECA