Heads of Supreme Audit Institution from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia signed Joint statement resulting from the seven national audit reports on managing interventions in case of sudden pollution in the Adriatic Sea that have been performed from November 2019 until June 2021.
Joint statement is accompanied by the Compendium of short summaries of individual audit reports and addresses the urgency to adopt measures aimed at strengthening prevention and management response systems in the case of marine pollution. The environmental risk requires cross-border cooperation for emergency management to be implemented through the adoption of a common emergency response plan for all the States bordering the Adriatic Sea and the organisation of joint exercise programs.
The joint appeal also hopes for the establishment of a permanent Committee or an expert cooperation platform for the exchange of information, experiences and development of common environmental projects focused on prevention and response management in the case of marine pollution.
Joint statement and the Compendium of short summaries is attached. Full audit reports and other materials of each individual SAI can be found by following the links provided after each short summary.