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# European Court of Auditors

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# Air Travel
Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.
# slow clap
Cash for underused airports and farms used for motocross: How the EU wasted billions
The EU’s financial watchdog said the ‘error rate’ for spending was over 4% of the union’s budget.
EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments
European Court of Auditors says Commission did not properly supervise Member States in the calculation of CAP entitlements.
# EU Accounts
Auditors report €5 billion 'material errors' in EU accounts
The European Court of Auditors says the ‘overwhelming’ majority of payments were error-free, and formally approves the 2011 accounts.
# Secretary General
Kevin Cardiff's Department of Finance successor named
The department’s Second Secretary is stepping up to the top post following Cardiff’s appointment to the European Court of Auditors.
# Court of Auditors
Kevin Cardiff takes up Court of Auditors post today
Former Dept of Finance official’s new role carries a renewable term of six years and a basic salary of €229,000.
# EU Budget
Three countries refuse to sign off on EU accounts for 2010
The UK, Sweden and the Netherlands refused to sign off after the European Court of Auditors reported accounting errors.
# Court of Auditors
MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors
The European Parliament has this morning approved the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors.
# Court of Auditors
MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job
The European Parliament’s plenary session will vote in Strasbourg this morning, and is expected to back Cardiff’s candidacy.
# Court of Auditors
Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination
The European People’s Party, the largest group of MEPs, will vote in favour of Cardiff’s nomination to the European Court of Auditors.
# Kevin Cardiff
Cardiff off the agenda at European and Irish committee meetings
Neither the Oireachtas committee on EU Affairs, and the EU Budgetary Control Committee, are due to discuss the Kevin Cardiff situation at today’s meetings.
# Kevin Cardiff
Government likely to get second chance on Cardiff nomination
European Parliament rules mean the full plenary vote now cannot give Kevin Cardiff the EU job – opening the door for a second nominee.
# Court of Auditors
German MEP 'felt sympathy' for O'Shea after reading email
German MEP Jens Geier also says it remains unclear as to whether the European Parliament can still seal Kevin Cardiff’s fate – due to confusions over voting procedures.
# Court of Auditors
TDs seek urgent meeting with MEPs over Cardiff vote
TDs ask for a meeting to discuss Eoin O’Shea’s emails – as an influential MEP calls for a second meeting on Kevin Cardiff.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as all the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# In Numbers
In numbers: why you'd want to be on the EU Court of Auditors
You might have to move to Luxembourg, but the pay and expenses regime would more than make up for the inconvenience…
# Eoin O'Shea
Irish rep on Court of Auditors: I emailed MEPs to lobby against Cardiff
Eoin O’Shea admits to emailing two influential MEPs on the Budgetary Control Committee advising against Kevin Cardiff’s appointment.
# Dáil Éireann
Gilmore: Kevin Cardiff 'remains the government nominee' for EU job
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore defends the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors – and stands by his man.
# Kevin Cardiff
Irish MEPs divided on Kevin Cardiff's rejection by EU committee
The Government will meet today to discuss the fallout from yesterday’s vote.
# Kevin Cardiff
Kevin Cardiff still in with chance of EU job: De Rossa
It’s not over yet, as committee rapparteur plans to recommend acceptance of Cardiff’s nomination.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Kevin Cardiff
Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply
The post of Secretary-General at the Department of Finance requires “effective management” and “excellent co-ordination” with key agencies such as… the NTMA.
# Court of Auditors
Kevin Cardiff misses EU job by one vote
Ireland’s nominee for the European Court of Auditors, Kevin Cardiff, was given a tough time at the Committee on Budgetary Control today.
# Kevin Cardiff
Kevin Cardiff to be grilled by MEPs over European job
The Department of Finance head has been nominated to the EU Court of Auditors amid controversy over a €3.6billion error in the State accounts.
# Solidarity
Childers bemoans Gilmore’s handling of Labour bullying claims
MEP Nessa Childers says she is disappointed that Eamon Gilmore did not personally get in touch over claims she was bullied.
# Accounting Error
Government won't intervene over Kevin Cardiff appointment to top EU job
Cardiff, who was the Department of Finance chief at the time of the €3.6 billion accounting error, is in line for a salary of over €180,000