The mission of the Court of Audit is to timely and objectively inform the public and the National Assembly about important findings from the audits of operations of the users of public funds and, based on its experience and knowledge of good practice, to provide advice to the users of public funds on how to improve their operations.
President of the Court of Audit, Tomaž Vesel, presented to the National Assembly the Annual Report of the Court of Audit for 2020 on 10 June 2021 at the 20th session of the Commission for Public Finance Control, pointing out that the mission of the Court of Audit as well as its audit powers were uninterrupted even in this extremely extraordinary year 2020. In practice, new ways of working mostly affected the Court’s communication with the auditees. Despite that, the Court of Audit issued 64 audit reports in 2020, which is fully comparable with the previous years. In addition to audit reports, there were also 17 post-audit reports issued in 2020. Somewhat wider than in the previous years was also the scope of all audits since the reports addressed the operations of 139 auditees; total expenditure of all auditees in 2020 amounted to EUR 19.4 billion. During the discussion the President of the Court of Audit highlighted one of the most demanding audits implemented by the Court of Audit that has not yet been conducted in such scope by any other supreme audit institution in the world, namely the audit Implementation of supervision functions of the Bank of Slovenia, and recalled the activities regarding the Proposal amending the Court of Audit Act (ZRacS-2) that despite all the efforts was not submitted to the National Assembly for further procedures.
To the National Council, the Annual Report of the Court of Audit for 2020 was presented by the Second Deputy President, mag. Mojca Planinšek. The Commission for Economy, Crafts, Tourism and Finance took note of the Annual Report of the Court of Audit for 2020 at its 46th session on 6 May 2021 where Mrs Planinšek presented key findings from the report and answered several questions referring to the work and activities of the Court of Audit.
By disclosing irregularities and inefficiencies, the Court of Audit will continue in future to point to the responsibility of state bodies and holders of public office and thus serve for the benefit of all the citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union.