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Anti-fraud policy needs to be reformed to improve the fight against fraud affecting #EUBudget, say EU auditors

Anti-fraud policy needs to be reformed to improve the fight against fraud affecting #EUBudget, say EU auditors

| January 11, 2019

The EU must step up its fight against fraud and the European Commission should ensure leadership and reconsider the role and responsibilities of its anti-fraud office (OLAF), as the current fraud investigation system has inherent weaknesses, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Currently, the Commission lacks comprehensive information on the […]

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#EUFloodsDirective2007 had positive effects overall, but planning and implementation now need improvements, warn auditors

#EUFloodsDirective2007 had positive effects overall, but planning and implementation now need improvements, warn auditors

| November 23, 2018

The EU Directive of 2007 led to progress in assessing the risks of floods, but the planning and implementation of flood protection should now be improved, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors warn that major challenges remain in the much fuller integration of climate change, flood insurance and […]

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EU action on #AnimalWelfare – Close the gap between ambitious goals and implementation on the ground, say Auditors

EU action on #AnimalWelfare – Close the gap between ambitious goals and implementation on the ground, say Auditors

| November 16, 2018

EU action on animal welfare has been successful in important aspects, but weaknesses persist in relation to farm animals, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Guidelines on how animals are to be transported and slaughtered and on the welfare of pigs have been issued by the Commission, but there are […]

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#EUPassengerRights are comprehensive, but passengers still need to fight for them, say auditors

#EUPassengerRights are comprehensive, but passengers still need to fight for them, say auditors

| November 12, 2018

The EU system of passenger rights is well developed, but passengers need to fight hard in order to benefit from them, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Passengers are often not aware of their rights and lack practical information on how to obtain them, say the auditors. They make a […]

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Auditors publish Background Paper on #EUCompetition policy enforcement

Auditors publish Background Paper on #EUCompetition policy enforcement

| September 18, 2018

The European Court of Auditors has published a Background Paper on the enforcement of the EU’s competition rules. Background Papers provide information on ongoing audit tasks and are designed as a source of information for those interested in the policy and/or programmes being audited. The Paper is based on preparatory work for an audit currently […]

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#AirPollution – EU citizens’ health still not sufficiently protected, warn Auditors

#AirPollution – EU citizens’ health still not sufficiently protected, warn Auditors

| September 17, 2018

EU action to protect human health from air pollution has not delivered its expected impact, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Every year, air pollution causes about 400,000 premature deaths in the EU and hundreds of billions of euros in health-related external costs. However, these significant human and economic costs […]

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#EUAuditors to examine aid to most deprived people in Europe

#EUAuditors to examine aid to most deprived people in Europe

| September 4, 2018

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). The fund seeks to help lift the most deprived people in the EU out of poverty and foster their social integration by combining material and food aid, along with specific advice and social inclusion measures. […]

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