An Englishman of forty years residence in Wales pontificates about politics (slightly off-message), films and trivia. Secretary of Aberavon and Neath Liberal Democrats. Candidate for Neath in the Westminster elections of 1997 & 2017 and the Welsh general election of 2016.
Monday, 23 October 2017
Shock news on EU audit: nothing happened, for the ninth year in a row
The propaganda by Farage and others should be set against the facts:
The European Court of Auditors gave the EU annual accounts a clean bill of health for the 9th year in a row. The Court found that, in particular in cohesion policy and agriculture, the overall estimated level of error for payments has further declined from 4.4% in 2014 to 3.8% in 2015.
No errors were found in the examined revenue transactions. Administrative expenditure continued to be the area with the lowest level of error.