Memorandum on the audit and approval of the 2016 EU accounts


In this memorandum, Rigsrevisionen informs the Danish Public Accounts Committee of the main conclusions presented in the European Court of Auditors’ (the ECA) annual report for 2016 and about the Parliament's approval of the accounts (discharge) on 18 April 2018. In the last section of the memorandum, we provide a brief account of the audit of EU funds performed by Rigsrevisionen and our cooperation with other Supreme Audit Institutions in the EU. 

In its annual report on the 2016 accounts of the European Union, the ECA concluded that the consolidated accounts of the EU were correct and that there had been an important improvement in EU finances: 

Subsequently, the European Parliament approved the accounts for 2016, but called on the European Commission and the member states to strengthen transparency and accountability in management in a number of areas, and expressed concern about the backlog of payments that the EU is committed to making.

Read the memorandum (PDF)