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Press Release: Auditors scrutinise EU contribution to biodiversity in farming

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit to assess whether the EU’s agricultural policy helps maintain and enhance biodiversity. In particular, the auditors will examine the design of the EU biodiversity strategy and its application in the common agricultural policy (CAP). They will also assess the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of EU funding for biodiversity in farming.

Press Release: EU Intellectual Property Office should use surplus money productively

The budget surplus of the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), amounting to almost half a billion euros in 2018, should be put to a productive use, according to a new opinion by the European Court of Auditors. The office should explore ways of using its surplus money, which is currently incurring negative interest payments, to support research, innovation and growth in the EU, say the auditors. Moreover, the office should be subject to the same budgetary and discharge procedure before the European Parliament as other EU bodies.

Press Release: Auditors checking if EU-wide road network is on track

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of EU support for the network of roads connecting Member States and regions. The auditors will examine whether the European Commission’s actions and funding are ensuring that Member States remain on track to complete the network on time and improve connectivity for citizens.

Report: Auditors report on their activities: increasing focus on examining the performance of EU policies and programmes

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Press Release: EU scheme ensures food aid to the most deprived, but its impact on social inclusion still needs to be demonstrated

The Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD) contributes to Member States’ approaches to alleviating poverty, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. But it still mainly funds food support and does not always target the most extreme forms of poverty. Its function as a bridge towards social inclusion still has to be demonstrated, the EU auditors stress.

Briefing: Rapid case review – Outstanding commitments in the EU budget – A closer look

The backlog of money committed under the EU budget but not yet paid out has reached a new high, which could create significant financial risks for the future, according to a new rapid case review by the European Court of Auditors. The value of payments that the European Commission will need to make was €267 billion at the end of 2017 and is set to grow further. The auditors warn that this may restrict the Commission’s ability to manage future needs or settle future payment requests on time.

Briefing paper: EU support for energy storage

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Press release: Auditors examine EU oversight of state aid to banks

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of EU monitoring of public support granted to the financial sector over recent years. In particular, the auditors will examine how the European Commission ensures that aid remains exceptional and limited to what is strictly necessary. They will also assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of the procedures in place for state aid control.

Press Release: Audit preview – Ecodesign and energy labelling

The measures which the Commission has established to achieve the 2020 an 2030 energetic efficiency targets include a focus on greener product design (“ecodesign”) and consumer information (through energy labelling). The European Court of Auditors has recently launched a performance audit of the ecodesign and energy labelling legislation.

Press Release: Multiple challenges in EU cybersecurity

Multiple challenges in strengthening EU cybersecurity remain despite the progress made, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court of Auditors. As the risk of falling victim to cybercrime or a cyberattack increases, it is essential to build resilience through strengthening governance, raising skills and awareness, and improving coordination, say the auditors. They also highlight the importance of meaningful accountability and evaluation to help the EU achieve its aim of becoming the world’s safest digital environment.

ECA Report: The control system for organic products has improved, but some challenges remain

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Press release: Upcoming review of EU cybersecurity policy (19 March 2019)

On Tuesday 19 March 2019, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a briefing paper on the EU’s cybersecurity policy.

The briefing paper aims to provide an overview of the EU’s complex cybersecurity policy landscape. It covers network and information security, cybercrime, cyber defence and disinformation, taking into account developments up to December 2018.

Press Release: Upcoming report on Organic Food

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Press Release: ECA Journal No 1/2019 – Transport & Mobility

In this first ECA Journal of 2019, the ECA asks what the EU is doing for transport and mobility. What are the EU’s main objectives, what works well, and what doesn’t? And what are the key concerns, now and in the future?

Audit preview: EU action to fight antimicrobial resistance

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Briefing Paper: The EU’s response to the “dieselgate” scandal

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Updated – Report pursuant to Article 92 (4) of Regulation (EU) No 806/2014 on any contingent liabilities (whether for the Single Resolution Board, the Council, the Commission or otherwise) arising as a result of the performance by the Single Resolution Board, the Council or the Commission of their tasks under this Regulation for the financial year 2017

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Press Release: Audit institutions produce joint report on air quality in Europe

Fifteen supreme audit institutions (SAIs) from the EU Member States and neighbouring countries have joined forces to produce a joint report on air quality. The report, published today, unfortunately shows that many countries in Europe are failing to meet air quality standards.

ECA Special report no 02/2019: Chemical hazards in our food: EU food safety policy protects us but faces challenges

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Special report n°33/2018: Combating desertification in the EU: a growing threat in need of more action

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