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PARLT PASSES AMENDMENTS RELATED TO CONDITIONALITY PROCEDURE

 

Lawmakers on Tuesday approved an amendment on the Directorate General for the Audit of European Union Funds (EUTAF) along with bills aimed at bringing the EU’s conditionality procedure to a conclusion. The package was passed in a special procedure with 152 votes in favour, 14 against and 23 abstentions. Under the amendments, the EUTAF will become and autonomous state administrative body in the interest of creating a system that allows for a more effective oversight of EU funds. The package also establishes the basic rules pertaining to the organisational structure and operations as well as the legal status of the head of the new Internal Oversight and Integrity Directorate.