EUROSAI. Magazine N24 - 2018

Magazine No. 24 - 2018 65 Information on EU » In 2018, the ECA audited the accounts and underlying transactions of the 41 EU agencies and other bodies , for the financial year 2017. The ECA issued unqualified (clean) audit opinions on the accounts of all agencies and on the underlying transactions for all agencies except one (European Asylum Support Office - EASO). A comprehensive overview on the agencies set up by the European Union can be found in the ECA’s new Annual report on the EU agencies for the 2017 financial year. This report replaces the previous specific annual reports for the agencies. The ECA also published a document that summarises the audit results for the financial year 2017 for the 41 EU agencies and other bodies. Moreover, the ECA audited and issued reports for the financial year 2017 on the eight European research Joint Undertakings. The ECA gave clean audit opinions on the reliability of the accounts for all Joint Undertakings and clean audit opinions on the legality and regularity of the transactions underlying the Opinions provide the ECA’s views on new or updated regulation with a significant impact on EU financial management. The following opinions were published in 2018: X X Opinion No 1/2018: concerning the proposal of 2 May 2018 for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of the Union's budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in the Member States. X X Opinion No 2/2018: the audit and accountability considerations concerning the proposal of 6 December 2017 for the establishment of a European Monetary Fund within the Union legal framework. X X Opinion No 3/2018: concerning the proposal for a Council Regulation on the financial regulation applicable to the 11th European Development Fund. X X Opinion No 4/2018: concerning the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law. X X Opinion No 5/2018: on the Commission's proposal on the new system of Own Resources of the European Union. X X Opinion No 6/2018: on the Commission's proposal of 29 May 2018 on the Common Provisions Regulation, COM(2018) 375 final. X X Opinion No 7/2018: concerning Commission proposals for regulations relating to the Common Agricultural Policy for the post-2020 period. X X Opinion No 8/2018: on the Commission's proposal of 23 May 2018 on amending OLAF Regulation 883/2013 as regards cooperation with the European Public Prosecutor's Office and the effectiveness of OLAF investigations. X X Opinion No 9/2018: concerning the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the EU Anti-Fraud Programme. X X Opinion No 10/2018: concerning the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument. ©European Union – Source: ECA

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