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#European Court of Auditors

# european-court-of-auditors - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Thursday 10 July, 2014

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments CAP

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Thursday 1 March, 2012

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

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.

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Monday 12 December, 2011

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Sunday 27 November, 2011

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Friday 25 November, 2011

German MEP 'felt sympathy' for O'Shea after reading email Exclusive

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.

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Thursday 24 November, 2011

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: 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…

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.

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: How do you solve a problem like Kevin Cardiff? How do ministers claim a little-known €3,500 tax rebate? And what is the USA’s top export?

Irish MEPs divided on Kevin Cardiff's rejection by EU committee

The Government will meet today to discuss the fallout from yesterday’s vote.

# european-court-of-auditors - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

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.

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

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.

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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.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Monday 21 November, 2011

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.

# european-court-of-auditors - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

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