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Better outreach to citizens needed to improve effectiveness of European Commission’s public consultations, say #Auditors

Better outreach to citizens needed to improve effectiveness of European Commission’s public consultations, say #Auditors

| September 5, 2019

The European Commission’s framework for consulting the public during the development and evaluation of EU laws and policies is of a high standard, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. The performance of selected recent public consultations by the Commission has been satisfactory overall, say the auditors. However, they recommend that […]

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EU institutions generally well equipped to deal with #UnethicalConduct, but rules should be further improved, say auditors

EU institutions generally well equipped to deal with #UnethicalConduct, but rules should be further improved, say auditors

| July 19, 2019

Overall, the European Parliament, Council and Commission have put in place adequate ethical frameworks, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. But the auditors also identified certain areas where the coverage, specificity, clarity and level of guidance could be improved and harmonized, as well as examples of best practice. In addition, staff […]

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#EBA stress tests should focus more on EU-wide systemic risks, say auditors

#EBA stress tests should focus more on EU-wide systemic risks, say auditors

| July 11, 2019

The latest bank stress test by the European Banking Authority (EBA) should have been more demanding in testing banks’ resilience to systemic risks across the EU, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. The simulated shocks were actually milder than those experienced during the 2008 financial crisis and the adverse scenario used did not […]

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EU regulation fosters #AirTrafficManagement modernization, but EU funding for deployment largely unnecessary, say auditors

EU regulation fosters #AirTrafficManagement modernization, but EU funding for deployment largely unnecessary, say auditors

| June 26, 2019

EU regulation has fostered air traffic management modernization, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. But EU funding of deployment projects was largely unnecessary and its management was affected by shortcomings, say the auditors. In 2005, the EU launched a programme known as SESAR to harmonise and modernise air traffic management (ATM) systems […]

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EU reporting on sustainability and #UNSustainableDevelopmentGoals still lacking, warn auditors

EU reporting on sustainability and #UNSustainableDevelopmentGoals still lacking, warn auditors

| June 14, 2019

Despite the EU’s commitment to sustainability and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Commission does not report on or monitor how the EU budget and policies contribute to sustainable development and achieving the SDGs, according to a new review by the European Court of Auditors. The building blocks for meaningful sustainability reporting […]

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EU needs more #WindPower and #SolarPower to meet renewables targets, warn auditors

EU needs more #WindPower and #SolarPower to meet renewables targets, warn auditors

| June 6, 2019

The EU needs to take significant action to generate more electricity from wind and solar power and meet its targets on renewables, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. Although both wind and solar power have recorded strong growth since 2005, there has been a slowdown since 2014, say the auditors. […]

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Member states should step up efforts to tackle fraud in #EUCohesionSpending, say auditors

Member states should step up efforts to tackle fraud in #EUCohesionSpending, say auditors

| May 17, 2019

Despite improvements over recent years, EU member states’ efforts to tackle fraud in cohesion spending remain too weak, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Member states’ assessments of the effectiveness of their anti-fraud measures are too optimistic, say the auditors. Detection, response and coordination still need substantial strengthening to prevent, […]

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