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Control system for #OrganicProducts has improved, but more can be done, say #EUAuditors

Control system for #OrganicProducts has improved, but more can be done, say #EUAuditors

| March 18, 2019

The control system for organic products in the EU has improved in recent years, but challenges remain, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. Further action is needed on remaining weaknesses in the member states and on the supervision of imports as well as on product traceability, say the auditors. The […]

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#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

| February 8, 2019

EU laws on vehicle emissions have been improved since the Dieselgate scandal, but challenges remain, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors welcome the improvements in market surveillance but point out that its effectiveness depends on implementation by the member states. They also warn that manufacturers may find […]

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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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