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Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation andAlgirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "Customs enforces Intellectual Property Rights to prote
SPEECH/11/522 Intellectual property rights or IPR represent core assets for citizens and companies. A strong level of protection is therefore fundamental. Effective enforcement of goods in trade is a critical component for a strong system of IPR....
Commissioner's Šemeta Opening Speech in the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Internal Audit Service of the European Commission [32 KB]
Honourable guests, dear colleagues, I am pleased to open this conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Internal Audit Service. Today we both celebrate the achievements of the past decade and reflect on the challenges of the future.Mr Guther Meggeneder, president of the Institutes of Internal Auditors, once said that internal audit is the "conscience of an organisation".