The rule of law is one of the EU’s fundamental values. Violations of the rule of law can have significant financial implications within the EU.
The European Court of Auditors has started working on an audit to assess the Commission’s actions in protecting the EU’s financial interests and the sound financial management of the EU budget against rule of law breaches. The audit will focus on the measures provided by the Conditionality Regulation and by the Regulations in force for the 2021-2027 cohesion policy funds and for the Recovery and Resilience Facility.
Audit preview 01/2023: The rule of law and the Commission’s action to protect the EU’s financial interests in the cohesion policy and the RRF