Posts tagged as audit

Audit Office: Authorities’ competing roles hampering foreign commerce

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

While the private sector is generally happy with Estonia’s approach to commercial diplomacy, improvements could be made in communications, cooperation and organization, the National Audit Office (Riigikontroll) finds. The issues particularly relate to apparent competition and duplication in roles and tasks between state agency Enterprise Estonia, and the Ministry of Foreign affairs, which can hinder progress, the audit office wrote in a recently released report. Nonetheless, while the two bodies,…

Lithuania’s National Audit Office: social assistance system fails to meet minimal needs

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The social assistance system in Lithuania fails to meet the minimal consumption needs for poor residents, and a large share of those receiving social assistance become dependent, the country’s National Audit Office says. Following a recent review of the social assistance provided by local municipalities, the National Audit Office concluded that 86 percent of poor people or families did not have their minimal needed satisfied in the first half of…

Estonian government supports broad-based audit of state budget

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Estonian government at its Thursday Cabinet sitting supported the initiation of a broad-based audit of the state budget in order to review all state revenues and expenses and analyze their necessity. According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre), it is important that the Estonian state function as efficiently as possible, and that the spending of every euro be well justified, spokespeople for the government said. “The audit of the…

Financing sports in Ventspils – borrow money under rules but spend how you want

Saturday, June 8, 2019

This spring, Ventspils City Council released a misleading report that funding of EUR 1.5 million for the construction of a new swimming pool was denied because of the letter sent by opposition deputies to Saeima’s Education, Culture and Science Committee’s Sub-Committee for Sports. In it, opposition deputies question the use of funding allocated for sports. Not it has become known that part of the funding was used in breach of…