The added value of the investment plan for Europe was questioned once again on Monday (14 November) as an independent report warned that “concerns” remain about its additionality and “possible crowding out” of existing investment.
The European Court of Auditors urged the European Commission to avoid “unnecessarily complicated” rules for mapping EU farm fields eligible for direct payments from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and wherever possible “simplify the system”.
EXCLUSIVE / MEP David Campbell Bannerman has asked for an inquiry into the travel expenses of Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva over the last two years, a period in which he is seeking clarification on her campaigning for the post of UN Secretary-General.
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) lifted the veil on a little-known page of European history yesterday (12 September) when it revealed the Court had initially opposed the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the EU.
The European Court of Auditors published a very critical assessment today (1 September) of the way the Commission spends EU money in Moldova, a country associated with the EU and with an ambition to join the Union in the longer term.
Leo Brincat, the new Maltese nominee for the European Court of Auditors, whose role is to fight corruption, has helped a cabinet minister exposed in the Panama Papers, to escape a no-confidence motion.
Labour Party deputy leader Toni Abela is Malta's nominee for the European Court of Auditors. Abela prevented two persons involved in a cocaine affair from being investigated by the police, according to the Maltese press.
Plagued by technical setbacks and delays, the European satellite navigation programmes, Galileo and EGNOS, will come in three times over budget at €13 billion, according to the French Court of Auditors. Our partner La Tribune reports.
The European Commission's handling of bailouts for countries hit by the financial crisis was "generally weak" and inconsistent, the European Union's Court of Auditors (ECA) said on Tuesday (26 January).
A new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found “unreasonably high costs” related to EU-funded schemes to support environmentally-friendly agriculture in the UK, Italy, Denmark and Portugal.
Serious errors in the awarding of €349 billion of EU public funds meant that contracts were given to undeserving companies in tendering processes that were not competitive, the European Court of Auditors has said.
Gaps remain in the regulatory oversight of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), despite efforts to bolster its security after high-profile cases of fraud, the European Court of Auditors has warned.
Officials from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) responsible for screening the flagship Youth Guarantee initiative have admitted that they have yet to see a single young person who has found a job through it.
EU development ministers met today (12 December) in Brussels and adopted a “perspective” to boost the role of the private sector in the field of development cooperation. But leading NGOs warned that placing the private sector at the centre of EU development policy “shows ministers have failed to acknowledge its limitations”.
Member states will be required to contribute a further €326 billion to the 2014-2020 EU budget. This may affect the Commission’s ability to meet all the requests for payments, and of countries to pay their dues, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) warned.