The Accounting Chamber will take part in the activity of the Contact Committee of the Supreme Audit Institutions of the EU. This was stated by the Chairman of the Accounting Committee Valeriy Patskan.
He noted that he had received such an invitation from the current and future Presidents of the Contact Committee – the President of the European Court of Auditors Klaus-Heiner Lehne and the President of the Portuguese Court of Auditors Jose Tavares during a meeting in Prague.
“In early May, I asked the members of the Contact Committee to provide the Accounting Chamber with an opportunity, and I have already received a response. This is extremely important for Ukraine, as it will allow us to better understand the system and activity of the EU structural funds and have a high-quality relationship between the two financial systems − Ukraine and the EU", Valeriy Patskan said.
The Chairman of the Accounting Chamber noted that the cooperation between the supreme audit institutions of the EU and the European Court of Auditors takes place within the framework the Contact Committee. The European Court of Auditors performs the audit of the expenditure and revenue of the EU budget, checks the revenue and expenditure of all bodies, entities or agencies set up by the EU.
The full members of the Contact Committee are the EU member states SAIs. The SAIs of candidate and EU potential candidate countries may be invited to work as observers.
"Ukraine expects to become a candidate for EU membership this summer. Therefore, the desire of the Accounting Chamber to take part in the work of the Contact Committee is quite logical. The Accounting Chamber was one of the first public authorities to be involved in cooperation with European institutions, which provided for the cooperation of EU member states. Mr Lehne also suggested using the Contact Committee's Network to promote and discuss an audit methodology for assessing the damage caused by the military aggression of the russia. My colleagues also assured me of the full support of the Accounting Chamber and Ukraine in general", − Valeriy Patskan summed up.