The European Court of Auditors (ECA) College of Members today re-elected Mr Klaus-Heiner Lehne as President for a second term of three years, in accordance with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Article 286).
Mr Lehne's new term of office as ECA President will run from 1 October 2019.
The Members elect the President from among themselves for a renewable period of three years. He or she then assumes the role of 'first among equals' (primus inter pares). The President is in charge of the institution's corporate strategy, planning and performance management, communication and media relations, legal matters and internal audit. He also represents the institution in its external relations. Klaus-Heiner Lehne was first elected President in September 2016.
Pictures - click here: Court meeting room during College meeting, Klaus-Heiner Lehne.