Asylum-seekers in Greece, Italy hotspots face ‘years of limbo’

By |november 14th, 2019|EASO, European Court of Auditors, Frontex, Greece, hotspots, Italy, News, refugee crisis|

Asylum-seekers crowded into "hotspots" in Greece and Italy face limbo that can drag on for years because of legal bottlenecks and poorly performing EU schemes, a report said Wednesday (13 November).

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Auditors call for more control of EU venture capital for SMEs

By |oktober 24th, 2019|European Court of Auditors, News, venture capital|

The European Court of Auditors recommended on Thursday (24 October) to improve the evaluation of EU initiatives in the field of venture capital, and to develop a “comprehensive investment strategy”, after a series of flaws detected in this field.

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EU auditors, not just lawmakers, recognize the potential of digital farming tools

By |oktober 22nd, 2019|Copernicus, digital agriculture, digitalisation, ECA, European Court of Auditors, Franc Bogovic, Galileo, Janusz Wojciechowski, News, Precision farming, satellites|

Although greeted with scepticism at the beginning, precision farming is gaining more and more relevance among farmers and lawmakers. Even EU auditors now extoll the high value of the information provided by digital tools in agriculture.

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Billions of euros of EU funds misspent last year

By |oktober 8th, 2019|EU budget, EU funds, European Court of Auditors, fraud, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, News, OLAF|

More than €4 billion of European Union funds were misspent last year, EU auditors estimated in a report released on Tuesday (8 October), which highlighted poor checks in receiving states on how the bloc's funds are invested.

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EU defence funding far too small for big ambitions: report

By |september 12th, 2019|defence spending, DG Defence Industry and Space, European Court of Auditors, European defence, News, strategic autonomy|

EU's objective to increase defence spending to €22.5 billion over the next decade is insufficient for its ambitions in the sector, the European Court of Auditors said Thursday (12 September) in its annual review paper on the bloc's defence cooperation and policy.

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Future project funding at risk, EU auditors say

By |april 2nd, 2019|budget, EU budget, European Court of Auditors, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, RAL|

The backlog of money the European Union must pay from its budget reached a new high of €267 billion at the end of 2017, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) warned on Tuesday (2 April) and urged the Commission to reduce it.

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Organic farming improved but still flaws with traceability, EU auditors find

By |marec 15th, 2019|European Court of Auditors, food fraud, News, organic farming|

Despite improvements in the control of organic farming, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said more work is needed to prevent food fraud and ensure that organic standards are met, as traceability is causing continued issues for foodstuffs bearing th...

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EIB and Commission defend Juncker plan following auditors’ criticism

By |januar 30th, 2019|European Court of Auditors, European Fund for Strategic Investment, european investment bank, green economy, InvestEU, Jean-Claude Juncker, Juncker plan, News, Werner Hoyer|

The European Investment Bank and the European Commission were forced to defend their flagship 'Juncker' investment plan, following a report of the European Court of Auditors published on Tuesday (29 January) that questioned its usefulness.

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Juncker Plan’s results may be overstated, auditors say

By |januar 29th, 2019|EFSI, European Court of Auditors, Juncker plan, News|

The amount of investment mobilised by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) may have been overestimated, a new report by the European Court of Auditors has warned. It added that it may have also favoured larger member states.

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European Court of Auditors calls for NGO definition

By |december 20th, 2018|development aid, European Court of Auditors, News, NGOs, non-governmental organisation|

The EU delegates 1.7% of its budget to NGOs, while no common definition exists in Europe. This is a shortcoming which complicates the monitoring of projects. EURACTIV France reports.

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