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A word on the ‘2021 EU audit in brief’
The ‘2021 EU audit in brief’ provides an overview of our 2021 annual reports on the
EU’s general budget and the European Development Fund, in which we present our
statement of assurance as to the reliability of the accounts and the legality and
regularity of the transactions underlying them. This year, for the first time, through
our work we also covered the Recovery and Resilience Facility and provide
a separate opinion on the legality and regularity of its expenditure. The EU audit in
brief also outlines our key findings regarding revenue and the main areas of
spending under the EU budget and the European Development Fund, as well as
findings relating to budgetary and financial management.
The full texts of the reports may be found at eca.europa.eu.
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is the independent external auditor of the EU.
We warn of risks, provide assurance, highlight shortcomings and good practice,
and offer guidance to EU policymakers and legislators on improving the
management of EU policies and programmes. Through our work we ensure that EU
citizens know how their money is being spent.