martes, 17 de septiembre de 2013

EU Auditors' President Caldeira and President of European Council Van Rompuy call for accountability reporting on EU spending to focus more on results
In a lead-up to the publication of its annual report on the EU budget, to be published on 5 November 2013, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) hosted a conference on European governance and accountability at its headquarters in Luxembourg today. President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and ECA President Vítor Caldeira called for effective accountability for results of EU spending.

In the keynote speech, the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy noted that in difficult times citizens have higher expectations on knowing where their hard-earned taxes are being spent, and rightly so, stating "Especially when they themselves are striving to do more with less money at home, they naturally expect the same from public spending. Every euro has to go where it can make the most impact". Full speech... external link

In his speech, ECA President Vítor Caldeira recognised the challenges facing more effective public accountability for the results achieved by EU spending. Shifting the focus of accountability to results more generally would have important implications for public auditors and parliaments requiring them to coordinate their scrutiny of public money spent to meet EU objectives at EU and national level. Full speech...


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