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Migrant returns and readmission to third countries probed by EU auditors

Migrant returns and readmission to third countries probed by EU auditors

| July 28, 2020

Fewer than 40 % of the irregular migrants ordered to leave the EU actually return to their home country or a third country. The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has now launched an audit of the EU’s cooperation with third countries on the readmission of irregular migrants. The auditors will assess whether the suite of […]

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EU action had little effect on halting the decline of #WildPollinators, say auditors

EU action had little effect on halting the decline of #WildPollinators, say auditors

| July 10, 2020

EU measures did not ensure the protection of wild pollinators, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The biodiversity strategy to 2020 was largely ineffective in preventing their decline. In addition, key EU policies, among which the Common Agricultural Policy, do not include specific requirements for the protection of wild […]

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How sustainable is the use of #Water in #EUAgriculture, ask auditors

How sustainable is the use of #Water in #EUAgriculture, ask auditors

| July 8, 2020

With farmers being major consumers of freshwater, the European Court of Auditors is assessing the impact of the EU’s agricultural policy on sustainable water use. The audit, which has just started, will be useful as the EU moves forward with its reform of the common agricultural policy. Freshwater is one of our most valuable resources. […]

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Media advisory by EU Auditors: Report on #EuropeanInvestmentAdvisoryHub

Media advisory by EU Auditors: Report on #EuropeanInvestmentAdvisoryHub

| May 12, 2020

Today (12 May), the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a special report on the European Investment Advisory Hub. ABOUT AUDIT Launched in 2015 as part of the so-called Juncker Plan, the European Investment Advisory Hub offers technical support to EU project promoters. The auditors examined whether the Hub’s activities, from its launch in […]

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EU agriculture policy in transition: Continuity is necessary, as well as clear rules, say auditors 

EU agriculture policy in transition: Continuity is necessary, as well as clear rules, say auditors 

| March 13, 2020

There are delays in agreeing the EU’s multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 and the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This is why the European Commission has proposed transitional rules for the CAP in 2021, to carry on funding EU farmers and rural development after the expiry of the current policy in 2020 and until a new CAP […]

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#EUAuditors to examine #GenderMainstreaming in #EUBudget

#EUAuditors to examine #GenderMainstreaming in #EUBudget

| February 13, 2020

Gender mainstreaming is the practice of systematically considering gender when preparing, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies and activities. The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit to assess whether the Commission has used gender mainstreaming in the EU budget to promote equality. Gender equality is one of the fundamental values enshrined in the […]

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Greater use of new #ImagingTechnologies needed in #AgriMonitoring, say EU Auditors

Greater use of new #ImagingTechnologies needed in #AgriMonitoring, say EU Auditors

| January 29, 2020

The European Commission has promoted the uptake of new imaging technologies in agri-monitoring, but a number of obstacles to their more widespread use remain, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Technologies such as the EU’s Copernicus Sentinel satellites are a potential game-changer for managing and monitoring the common agricultural policy […]

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