Appointment of a member of the European Court of auditors : hearing of the candidate for membership
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 04/06/2012 First transmission: 04/06/2012
Hearing, in Budgetary Control Committee, of Iliana Ivanova, candidate for membership in the European Court of Auditors. Iliana Ivanova is the candidate nominated by the bulgarian authorities (extracts).
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||Iliana IVANOVA, Bulgarian candidate for European Court of Auditors: "I think the Court should be an example of what's been demanding from all EU institutions, all members states, all citizens. Cuts are made and the Courts should be part of that process".
||Iliana IVANOVA, Bulgarian candidate for European Court of Auditors: "Given my background, I think I could bring particular added value in the field of financial instruments, financial instruments in the field of structural funds which is a very big subject sometimes mystery for some members of this committee. But I think it's a very important question. The financial instruments for micro-financial assistance, also, given my previous experience and performance audits.. There I see my stronger points. For the special report I promess you I would definitely push very much for them to become faster".
||Iliana IVANOVA, Bulgarian candidate for European Court of Auditors: "A member of the Court of Auditors must know audit, must understand audit, must have dealt with audit and they must be good team players. I think it is very important and critical in a college of 27 members to be able to work in teams and to promote your ideas and defend them but in the same time be flexible enough to do compromise so you could achieve your goal and achieve a decision at the end. And I'm confident that I possess these qualifications".
||Soundbite (SPANISH), Inès AYALA SENDER (S&D, SP), Rapporteur: "I would like to ask why do you think that, with only twelve years of experience, you would be ready for the European Court of Auditors".
||Iliana IVANOVA, Bulgarian candidate for European Court of Auditors: "We should look a candidate not only on the perspective of length, not only in terms of quantity but also in terms of quality. I'm confident that the quality of these 12 years is high enough to cover the requirements for a member of European Court of Auditors. And I find it particularly relevant because of the diversity this experience represents".
||Soundbite (ENGLISH), Jan MULDER (EPP, NL): "If Mrs Ivanova would have her way, what would she recommends to the European commission to get a positive advice".
||Iliana IVANOVA, Bulgarian candidate for European Court of Auditors:" Not only the Commission but, I would say mostly the member states have to do their effort. And we've been constantly calling for things, such as national management declarations, such as more responsibility on behalf the member states. Unfortunately this year we've seen again that no member state, except Bulgaria, wanted even talk to the Rapporteur. I hope that this trend would change".
||Iliana IVANOVA, Bulgarian candidate for European Court of Auditors:" As I am in this Committee, objective and neutral, I would continue to be like that in the European Court of Auditors. An error is an error, an irregularity is an irregularity, no matter in which state, in which institution. I think the role of a member of the European Court of Auditors is to point out and not to shy away and just pretend that it hasn't happened. So you can rely on me that I would be the same if elected for a member of European Court of Auditors".