Our 2015 activity report covers a year in which the European Union once again faced major challenges and saw significant developments in its governance, policies and financial management, including the establishment of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the Single Resolution Mechanism for banks in the euro area. These and other developments resulted in new audit responsibilities for our institution. In 2015, we continued to audit the activities of the EU institutions and other bodies, as well as all EU funds received by the Member States, non-EU countries, international organisations and other parties.
In line with our treaty obligations, we produced annual reports on the EU budget and the European Development Funds (EDFs), as well as specific annual reports on the accounts of over 50 EU agencies and other bodies. We also produced 25 special reports on a range of topics, the results of which you will find summarised in this document. We highlight two of them: one is on the emissions trading scheme, which illustrates how our work goes beyond purely financial issues; the other — in a new series of special reports on financial and economic governance — is on financial assistance to countries in difficulties. In addition, we issued eight opinions during the year on new or revised EU legislation with significant financial impact, including an opinion on the regulation establishing the EFSI.
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