The work programme of the European Court of Auditors: adjusting audits and special reports to Covid-19

On the 30 October 2019 the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published its Work Programme for the year 2020, listing all the upcoming priorities, main challenges and key concerns for the EU’s finances. The 2020 Work Programme covers a wide range of areas and related problems the EU is currently facing, among them: the sustainable... Continue Reading →

The MFF 2021-2027: what role for the EP, what impact on citizens?

A look to the (not so far) future While the UK has reported the highest number of deaths due Covid-19, countries like Italy are entering into “phase 2”, relaxing strict measures a little and allowing people, not only to meet their nearest relatives and friends, but to take their beloved espresso directly at a café.... Continue Reading →

OLAF to look into Farage and UKIP

The UK's national newspaper, The Guardian, recently reported that the EU's fraud watchdog, OLAF, is considering an investigation into Nigel Farage investigation. According to journalist Jennifer Rankin in a story of 25 May, the agency is carrying out an assessment of payments made by Arron Banks. It's not a full-blown inquiry, but it's a rare and... Continue Reading →

EUFINACCO workshop: 31 January-2 February, Deusto Law School, Bilbao

What does 'accountability' mean in the specific field of European Union financial management? How is EU budget implementation held to account? Which mechanisms operate to hold European public policies to budget accountability? Which accountability breaches or institutional constrains do watchdog institutions face in practice? Are these organs well equipped to cope with innovative financial instruments... Continue Reading →

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