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Annual report on EU agencies for the financial year 2021

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EU agencies should tighten their rules and controls to minimise the risk that managers and other senior staff who leave may take up private-sector jobs that could lead them into conflicts of interest and put the integrity of the EU institutions at risk, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has said in its annual report on the EU agencies, published today. At the same time, the EU’s financial watchdog confirmed that the agencies’ bookkeeping was trustworthy by signing off their 2021 accounts. The auditors also gave all 44 agencies a pass mark on how they collect income for their operations, and all but one agency obtained a clean bill of health on spending, despite persistent public procurement problems across most agencies.​

​The report is currently available in English only - other EU ​languages will follow shortly.