Efficiency of measures/activities determined by strategic documents/programs for tourism development
Report ID: 249

The Republic of Croatia, Republic of Macedonia and Hungary are countries where tourism is a major economic sector and they all have adopted strategic documents related to further tourism development.

In 2015, the three SAIs signed agreements on mutual cooperation in the field of tourism, in order to assess whether the objectives related to the development of tourism are achieved. The subject of the agreements was to perform coordinated audit on the efficiency of measures / activities determined by strategic documents / programs for tourism development.

The objective of the coordinated audit was to provide exchange of knowledge, experience and good practice, as well as conclusions and recommendations for promoting tourism development.

The participating SAIs developed a framework of audit areas to be addressed in their national audits. Five audit areas and corresponding audit questions were identified: Legal, strategic and institutional framework for tourism development, Implementation of strategic measures and other activities defined in strategic documents / programs for development of tourism, Monitoring and reporting on the achievement of strategic objectives and the measure impact, Implementation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and the Government of the Republic Croatia on cooperation in the field of tourism and Implementation of the Agreement of the Government of Hungary and the Government of the Republic Croatia on cooperation in the field of tourism. 

Report on the Audit of the Management and Control Systems of the EU Structural Funds
Report ID: 274

In 2006, the SAIs of  Austria, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia decided to carry out a coordinated audit to the Management and Control Systems of the EU Structural Funds. The audit objective was to assess the compliance of participating countries’ activities for the implementation of selected operational programs co-financed from the ERDF with the requirements of the Community law and their respective national law.

The scope of the audit covered the functioning of the internal control system implemented in the budget year of 2007 in one or several priority axis, operation or program selected by the individual SAIs, which get support to implement the “convergence” objective from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2007–2013. 

SOURCE: https://www.nku.cz/en/audit/coordinated-audits/

Preparation for resolution of medium-sized and small banks in the EURO area - Results of a parallel audit of Supreme Audit Institutions on banking resolution
Report ID: 339

In 2012, the European Union (EU) decided to set up a European Banking Union for the euro area. The Banking Union is responsible to ensure that the EU rules for supervision and resolution are implemented effectively and consistently across the euro area and in other participating countries.

In December 2017, a group of national Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) united in the Task Force on European Banking Union published a report on national supervision on medium-sized and smaller banks – or “Less Significant Institutions” (LSIs4) – under the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). This report is available at:


In 2018, the Contact Committee of the heads of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in the EU mandated a group of SAIs united in the Task Force Banking Union to initiate a parallel audit on the functioning of the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) in the preparatory activities for the resolution of medium-sized and small banks – or Less Significant Institutions (LSIs) – under the remit of the National Resolution Authorities (NRAs)  in selected countries in the euro area.

The report is aimed to provide insight into the way the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) is set up and carried out for LSIs in different euro area countries, and what potential risks are involved. In addition, the second aim is to identify to what extent SAIs are actually able to exercise their audit mandates and obtain full access to documents required.

The scope of this parallel audit is restricted to resolution planning for medium-sized and small banks. Three research questions were devised for this audit:

1. Are NRAs adequately equipped and prepared to carry out the resolution task regarding medium-sized and small banks?

2. How is the preparation for resolution activities regarding medium-sized and small banks being carried out in practice by the NRAs?

3. Do SAIs face any barriers in auditing banking resolution and obtaining access to relevant documents?

4. How do Ministers of Finance comply with their responsibilities for the functioning of the resolution mechanism? Do they comply with them adequately in practice, including accountability to parliament?