EUROSAI. Magazine N26 - 2021

Magazine No. 26 - 2021 75 Information on EU NOVELTIES CONCERNING THE MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS IN 2020-2021 The Council of the European Union appoints the Members of the European Court of Auditors after consultation with the European Parliament, following nomination by their respective Member States. The following new Members of the European Court of Auditors took office in 2020-2021: • François-Roger Cazala (France) for the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2025 in replacement of Danièle Lamarque; • Joëlle Elvinger (Luxembourg) for the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2025 in replacement of Henri Grethen; • Helga Berger (Austria) for the period from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2026 in replacement of Oskar Herics; and • Marek Opioła (Poland) for the period from 1 February 2021 to 6 May 2022, in replacement of Janusz Wojciechowski (Poland), whose term of office ceased with effect from 30 November 2019 following his appointment as a Member of the European Commission. João Figueiredo (Portugal) passed away on 30 June 2021. Annual activity reports The ECA’s annual activity report for 2020 provides an overview of the key results and achievements during the year as well as the main developments in its audit environment and internal organisation. With the Report of the authorising officer by delegation for the financial year 2020 the Secretary-General provides management accountability within the ECA and towards the budgetary authorities. Journal The ECA Journal is a periodical which provides a window onto the ECA’s work and role. Each edition of the Journal features articles on a specific theme, mostly from an audit perspective, from contributors working within and outside the EU institutions. It is available in electronic form only. During 2021, the ECA published three issues of the Journal: • ECA Journal No 1/2021 – Strategy development in a rapidly changing world • ECA Journal No 2/2021 – The new CAP creating new horizons • ECA Journal No 3/2021 – Disasters and crisis management European Court of Auditors © European Union – Source ECA. Architects of the ECA's buildings: Paul Noël (K1 building, 1988) and Jim Clemes (K2 building, 2004, K3 building, 2013)