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Press Release: EU transport sector: a cornerstone for European integration, but investments lagging behind

Improving mobility and transport is a cornerstone of European integration, but reduced investment in transport infrastructure has held back the modernisation of the EU’s transport network, according to a new landscape review by the European Court of Auditors.

Press Release: EU Auditors to take part in UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice

On 5 December at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Janusz Wojciechowski, the ECA Member responsible for the report, and a team of auditors will be presenting our main conclusions and recommendations on improving air quality, together with Roxana Lesovici, a representative of the European Commission’s directorate-general for environment. We believe our insights can contribute to the ongoing discussions about the shape and ambition of the future European clean air policy and show how clean air is linked to better climate change policy.

Press release: VAT reimbursement in Cohesion spending is problematic

The reimbursement of value-added tax (VAT), an important cost element in EU Cohesion spending, is prone to error and does not always represent the best use of EU funds, according to a rapid case review by the European Court of Auditors. The auditors consider that public bodies should no longer be reimbursed for the VAT related to Cohesion spending in the post-2020 period.

Press Release: EU Floods Directive 2007 had positive effects overall, but planning and implementation now need improvements, warn auditors

“The EU Directive of 2007 led to progress in assessing the risks of floods, but the planning and implementation of flood protection should now be improved, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors warn that major challenges remain in the much fuller integration of climate change, flood insurance and spatial planning into flood risk management. They are critical of weaknesses in allocating funding.”

Press release: Audit gaps in EU banking supervision must be closed

In view of current efforts at EU level to complete the Banking Union, the heads of the 29 supreme audit institutions (SAIs) of the EU and its Member States have called on national governments and parliaments, as well as the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, to address deficiencies in the accountability and audit arrangements for EU banking supervision.

Press release: EU insurance supervision taking shape, but significant challenges remain, say Auditors

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has made an important contribution to a common supervisory culture and financial stability in the insurance sector, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. But a number of significant challenges still need to be addressed by the Authority itself, by national supervisors and by legislators, say the auditors. These include more robust oversight of cross-border insurance businesses, supervision of the internal models used by insurance companies and EIOPA’s own governance.

ECA Opinion on the proposed CAP reform after 2020

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European Court of Auditors: Special report No 24/2018: Demonstrating carbon capture and storage and innovative renewables at commercial scale in the EU: intended progress not achieved in the past decade

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Event: European Court of Auditors conference: E-commerce: taxation challenges in the digital age (Luxembourg, 3 October 2018)

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Press Release: Air pollution: EU citizens’ health still not sufficiently protected, warn Auditors

EU action to protect human health from air pollution has not delivered its expected impact, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Every year, air pollution causes about 400,000 premature deaths in the EU and hundreds of billions of euros in health-related external costs. However, these significant human and economic costs have not yet been reflected in adequate action across the Union, warn the auditors. They add that particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ground level ozone are the air pollutants responsible for most of the early deaths and that people in urban areas are particularly exposed.

Press Release: European Commission oversight of Member States’ application of EU Law to be strengthened, say Auditors

Opportunities exist for the European Commission to further strengthen its oversight of the way EU law is applied in the Member States, according to a new Landscape Review by the European Court of Auditors. The review looks at the Commission’s oversight activities and identifies challenges and opportunities ahead. It also points to the need for transparency, accountability and audit in applying EU law.

Press Release: Plans to link EU funding to rule of law are welcome but need better criteria and more safeguards, say Auditors

The European Commission’s plans to reduce EU funding for countries which show a lack of respect for the rule of law need better criteria and clearer safeguards for beneficiaries of EU programmes, according to an Opinion published today by the European Court of Auditors.

Press Release: New EU Budget – increased flexibility welcomed but greater emphasis on value added still needed

The European Commission’s proposed EU Budget for the period from 2021 to 2027 still needs a greater emphasis on value added, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors welcome the increased flexibility of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) to deal with unforeseen events. However, they warn that changes in priorities among spending areas are not clearly explained in the proposal or supported by the published results of the Commission’s assessment of EU spending programmes’ value added.

Special report n° 19/2018: A European high-speed rail network: not a reality but an ineffective patchwork

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Report on the annual accounts of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators for the financial year 2017

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Background paper: Desertification in the EU

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