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CC Audit Compendium – Cybersecurity

This year’s Audit Compendium is dedicated to cybersecurity, a topic which was already critical for our societies before COVID-19 hit. It provides background information on cybersecurity, main strategic initiatives and relevant legal bases in the EU. It also illustrates the main challenges the EU and its Member States are facing, such as threats to individual EU citizens´ rights through misuse of personal data, the risk for institutions of not being able to deliver essential public services or facing limited performance following cyberattacks. The Compendium draws on the results of audits carried out by 13 SAIs.

Contact Committee report on the “Preparation for resolution of medium-sized and small banks in the euro area”

The report has been prepared by the Contact Committee’s Task Force on Banking Union and sets out the findings of a parallel audit on banking resolution at national level. The report is the result of parallel audit work carried out by the SAIs of Austria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. The task force was co-chaired by the SAIs of Germany and the Netherlands.

Audit Compendium - Public health

The Compendium provides some background information on public health, its legal bases, main objectives and related responsibilities at Member State and EU levels. The Compendium also illustrates the main challenges the EU and its Member States are facing in this field. Public health is a complex area to audit. Nevertheless, the large number of audits carried out in recent years reflects the great significance of this domain for EU citizens.

2018 update of the toolkit for auditing public procurement

The Contact Committee, based on the work of its former working groups on public procurement, publishes since 2008 a regularly updated toolkit for auditing public procurement processes. In 2014, the European Parliament adopted three directives that revise and update the public procurement law to be transposed into the national law of all EU Member States. These directives aim at using public procurement in the context of wider public policies, such as innovation, environmental and social ones, increasing the efficiency of public spending, reinforcing legal certainty and integrating the case law on public procurement that the Court of Justice of the European Union has established. The present update reflects these changes.

EU Contact Committee statement (CC 1/2018)

on deficiencies in the accountability and audit arrangements of the supervisory mechanism for banks in the euro area



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