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Luxembourg, 03 July 2014


EU Audit: Has the Commission effectively managed the integration of coupled support into the Single Payment Scheme

European Court of Auditors (ECA) special reports are published throughout the year, presenting the results of selected audits of specific EU budgetary areas or management topics.

This special report (No 8/2014) entitled “Has the Commission effectively managed the integration of coupled support into the Single Payment Scheme?” assessed how the Commission managed the integration of EU support coupled to specific quantities of agricultural production (e.g. land cultivated or number of animals) into the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) after the 2008 health check of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). More specifically, the EU auditors examined whether the Commission adequately supervised and verified the calculation of payment entitlements in the Member States, whether Member States’ legislation complied with the conditions and principles set out in EU legislation and whether the competent authorities had put up effective checks ensuring correct calculation and allocation of payment entitlements.

The main conclusions and recommendations of the report will be presented to the press by Mr Augustyn Kubik (PL) the Member of the Court responsible for the report.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 at 10:30

VENUE The RESIDENCE PALACE - International Press Centre
155, rue de la Loi,
1040 Brussels – Belgium

A PRESS KIT, consisting of the Special Report and a press release, will be made available for the press briefing. The Special Report will be published on the Court's website,, in 23 official EU languages as they become available.

LIVE video Streaming will be available via EbS at: During the broadcast, questions may be sent via Twitter @EUAuditorsECA INTERPRETATION will be available in French and English.

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