Presentation of the ECA 2012 Annual Report by Vitor CALDEIRA, ECA President: - extracts EP Budgetary Control Committee // European Parliament , Brussels, room JAN 6Q2 - 9.00-11.00 //

Type: News   Reference: 94727   Duration: 00:03:30  Lieu: European Parliament Brussels
End production: 05/11/2013   First transmission: 05/11/2013
The ECA's annual reports on the implementation of the EU budget and the activities funded by the 8th, 9th and 10th European Development Funds (EDFs) concerning the financial year 2012 were published on Tuesday 5 November 2013.The 2012 annual reports was presented by President Vítor Caldeira to the MEPs in the CONT (Committee on Budgetary Control of the European Parliament -

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00:00:05 Exterior view of the European Parliament, Brussels 00:00:05
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00:00:15 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President "Europe's citizens have the right to know how their money is being spent and whether it has been used properly". 00:00:08
00:00:23 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President, "Payments continue to be materially affected by errors" 00:00:05
00:00:28 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President," The Commission is not yet in a position to provide sufficient relevant and reliable evidence in away that is suitable for the purposes of the discharge procedure." 00:00:15
00:00:43 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President," The Court estimates for the most likely error rate for expense payment is 4.8%." 00:00:11
00:00:54 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President," Rural development remains the most error prone spending area with an estimated error rate of 7.9 % followed by regional policy with an error rate of 6.8%." 00:00:12
00:01:06 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President, "Over two third of the estimated error rate pretends to the ineligibility of claims for payment and serious failures to respect procurement rules.' 00:00:11
00:01:17 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President, "Errors represent money that should not have been paid out." 00:00:03
00:01:20 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President, "In the Court's opinion the Commission should plan for its future cash flow requirements by preparing and publishing a long range cash flow forecast." 00:00:11
00:01:31 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President, "The Court agrees WITH THE Commission that there is a need to create a performance culture. this will mean addressing the weaknesses that the Court finds in the current management and reporting system." 00:00:13
00:01:44 SOUNDBITE (English) Vítor Caldeira, ECA President, "The Court recommends a focus on performance in the coming programming period , this requires laying down clear objectives, relevant indicators and expected results." 00:00:10
00:01:54 SOUNDBITE (English) Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud, "I am pleased that the Court concludes that the accounts are free from material misstatements and the error rate for revenues and administrative expenditure are far below the quotes materiality threshold of 2%." 00:00:18
00:02:12 SOUNDBITE (English) Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud, "I am concerned by this year the most likely error rate for payments increase. Finally the Commission agrees with the need to develop a new culture of performance. Some of the reasons reliability of the management verifications include the focus on formalities instead of substance ,; alack of control of public procurement rules , certified expenditures in order to avoid de-commitment and a general lack of administrative capacity resources." . 00:00:32
00:02:44 SOUNDBITE (English) Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud," For the next programming period the Commission proposed that serious irregularities detected by the Commission or the Court of Auditors, that affect accounts submitted by the Member states lead to net financial correction, this new instrument is essential to improve effectively the situation in Member states in this particular cases where serious and recurrences systemic weaknesses have been observed the process triggering interruption of payment or suspension of programmes and finally the net corrections should be based on objective and transparent criteria." 00:00:39
00:03:23 Cutaway 00:00:07
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