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  • Auditors deal setback to EU agricultural reform

    Agrifood 17-04-2012

    The European Court of Auditors today (17 April) dealt a blow to the European Commission’s overhaul of agricultural policies, saying in an opinion that the proposals are “too complex” and expose the EU to possible abuse in its direct payments scheme.

  • EU management of pre-accession funds to Turkey under fire

    Public Affairs 14-01-2010

    The European Court of Auditors (ECA) yesterday (13 January) released a report highlighting the structural deficiencies of the European Commission's handling of the EU's instrument for pre-accession assistance (IPA) to Turkey, whilst praising the efforts of the candidate country.

  • Auditors slam EU over Galileo

    Transport 01-07-2009

    The European Commission's leadership and management skills have been found wanting by a Court of Auditors report into the EU's much-delayed Galileo satellite navigation project. The report, published on 29 June, also blames individual countries for defending their commercial interests throughout the programme.

  • Auditors highlight EU funds’ risk exposure

    Public Affairs 17-06-2009

    European Commission departments should cooperate more closely in spreading funding across a range of financial institutions to reduce the EU executive’s exposure to risk in the event of banking failures, found a report released yesterday (16 June) by the European Court of Auditors.

  • ‘Disappointment’ as auditors reject EU accounts

    Public Affairs 12-11-2008

    The majority of payments made by the EU in 2007 were regular, according to a report published on 10 November. But some members of the European Parliament have expressed 'acute disappointment' after auditors failed to sign off the EU accounts for the fourteenth consecutive year, identifying errors in two to five percent of payments made to the bloc's member states.

  • Court report reveals ‘failure’ of EU fisheries management

    Climate change 06-12-2007

    Overfishing linked to major shortcomings in the EU’s fisheries management system is endangering European fish stocks, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.

  • EU accounts rejected for 13th consecutive year

    Public Affairs 14-11-2007

    Auditors have failed to sign off the EU's accounts for the 13th year in a row, criticising most major areas of its expenditure.

  • Auditors’ report will be ammunition for budget battle

    Future EU 18-11-2004

    The 2003 annual report on the EU's budget accounts
    gives ample ammunition to those member states arguing for
    a a tight lid to be kept on the EU's long-term

  • Court of Auditors sees need for stronger administration in future EU members

    Enlargement 22-05-2003

    The European Court of Auditors has released a special report on 21 May, assessing the effectiveness of PHARE and ISPA aid to the candidate countries. The report states that the Commission's assistance to support institution-building in the environment sector has been only partially successful.

  • EU accounts fail audit


    The European Court of Auditors was unable to adopt the EU's accounts for the sixth year in a row