Putting EU Law into practice
A need for transparency, accountability and audit
European Court of Auditors Conference
Brussels, Monday 24 September 2018, 9:30-13:00
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is hosting a conference on the Application of EU Law on the morning of Monday 24 September 2018, at the Committee of the Regions building in Brussels.
The success of many European Union policies depends on Member States putting EU law into practice in their jurisdiction. The European Commission has an obligation under Article 17(1) of the Treaty on European Union to oversee that Member States apply EU law. This role of “guardian of the Treaties” is essential for ensuring the EU’s overall performance and the accountability. The Commission’s oversight activities focus on managing the risk of potential breaches of EU law by Member States that may lead to formal infringement proceedings.
On 3 September, the ECA published a Landscape Review on putting EU Law into practice that describes and analyses the European Commission’s oversight of the application of EU Law by Member States under Article 17(1) of the Treaty on European Union. We highlight how the Commission has responded to the challenges stemming from a complex legal landscape at EU and Member State level and we set out a range of considerations for how the Commission could further address the challenges and seize the opportunities for improvement. We also provide examples of the work of Member States’ Supreme Audit Institutions with respect to compliance at national level and highlight the scope for the European Court of Auditors to carry out work on the oversight arrangements at EU level.
Webstreaming of the conference will be available on the day.
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