The European Court of Auditors has issued unqualified (“clean”) audit opinions on the accounts of the European Union’s eight Joint Undertakings in the area of research, and signed them off as reliable. The auditors have also issued clean audit opinions on the financial transactions for seven of the undertakings, which complied with the relevant rules, and a qualified opinion for one.
The auditors today published their annual audits of the following EU research Joint Undertakings, i.e. the EU’s public-private partnerships with industry and Member States in the area of research policy:
“Joint Undertakings play an important role in implementing specific aspects of European Union research policy,” said Kevin Cardiff, the Member of the European Court of Auditors responsible for the audits of Joint Undertakings, “so it is very important that they produce reliable accounts and ensure their revenue and payment transactions comply with the rules. As auditors, we are pleased to see that, overall, their accounts are clean and that the only qualification on their transactions refers to an issue which is being phased out”.