EUROSAI. Magazine N26 - 2021

EDITORIAL EUROSAI 4 EDITORIAL Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to welcome you to this new issue of our magazine. As you know, since I was elected President of the Spanish Court of Audit in November 2021, I have been holding the position of Secretary General of EUROSAI, continuing the mission carried out by my predecessors, whom I thank for their great work. Allow me to take this opportunity to make special mention of my predecessor, María José de la Fuente y de la Calle, who was also Secretary General when the COVID 19 pandemic began. I have been a Counsellor of the Spanish Court of Audit since 2012 and have had the opportunity to follow the important work carried out by EUROSAI in areas that include training, collective reflection on new matters for SAIs and the performance of cooperative audits on issues of joint interest. As a result, I take on this General Secretariat in full awareness of the important work of this Organisation and my responsibility for its support and promotion. During these months I have also held meetings with several heads of member SAIs of our Organisation and I have observed an excellent climate of dialogue and collaboration. In particular, I would like to highlight the determination and clarity of purpose shared with me by the President of EUROSAI, Mr Miloslav Kala, also President of the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic. This is an occasion to renew the commitment to finish implementing the Strategic Plan 20172024, making EUROSAI a powerful intermediary and facilitator for its members, contributing to strengthening and improving public financial management and good governance, transparency and accountability, adding value-added to the lives of citizens and renewing the Organisation's importance for its members. Enriqueta Chicano Jávega President of the Spanish Court of Audit Secretary General of EUROSAI