Fewer errors reported in cohesion policy payments
(16 November 2010)
The Court of Auditors of the European Union has just published its annual report in which it recognises that improvements have taken place in terms of management and controls related to Structural Funds.
The amount of errors in payment claims made by Member States, which can lead to incorrect transfers from the Community budget, has decreased since the last report (error rate approximately 5% against 11% in previous years).
The action plan launched by the Commission in 2008 to help Member States in this area is beginning to bear fruit (see MEMO/08/673).