On Monday 23 April, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) welcomed a delegation from the Audit Authority responsible for auditing EU pre-accession assistance to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on their study visit to the ECA.
The delegation was welcomed by ECA Member Hannu Takkula and auditors from the ECA’s audit chamber responsible for auditing the external action, security and justice, and from the directorate responsible for audit quality control. They discussed the ECA’s recent performance audits of pre-accession countries. They also discussed lessons learned from the recent parallel performance audit on public procurement in the Western Balkans, which was conducted by six supreme audit institutions (SAIs) from the Network of candidate and potential candidate countries – including the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – and facilitated by the ECA together with the Swedish National Audit Office.
Photo from left to right:
Dennis Wernerus, Principal Auditor, ECA Chamber III (External action, security and justice);
Ivan Ignjatov, Assistant General Auditor for IPA (Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
Adem Curi, General IPA Auditor, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
Geoffrey Simpson, Director, ECA Audit Quality Control Directorate;
Liman Muhadiziri, Deputy General IPA Auditor, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
Jussi Bright, Principal Auditor, ECA Audit Quality Control Directorate;
Helka Nykänen, Attaché in the Private office of ECA Member Hannu Takkula;
Turo Hentilä, Head of the Private office of ECA Member Hannu Takkula.
Special report no 11/2016: Strengthening administrative capacity in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: limited progress in a difficult context
Special report No 21/2016: EU pre-accession assistance for strengthening administrative capacity in the Western Balkans: A meta-audit
Public Procurement in Western Balkans: Synthesis Report on the Parallel Performance Audit conducted by the Supreme Audit Institutions