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Meeting of representatives of the State audit institution and Parliamentary budget office of Parliament of Montenegro

Podgorica, 9th February 2021 - With regard to the Conference on cooperation between the State audit institution (SAI) and Parliamentary budget office of the Parliament of Montenegro, which will be organized on 25th and 26th February by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, a meeting has been held between the representatives of the SAI and the Parliamentary budget office.

Member of the Senate of the SAI, PhD Branislav Radulović has pointed out the need of using the work of the Parliamentary budget office to inform the members of the Parliament and members of the responsible parliamentary committee about the new audit types, especially performance audits conducted by the SAI in line with the practice of the European Court of Auditors and other supreme state audit institutions as the German Federal Court of Accounts.

The SAI audit team has informed the representatives of the Parliamentary budget office about the performance audit process by presenting the Instruction on methodology for performance audit and Guidelines for drafting, monitoring and control of the implementation of SAI recommendations.

For the purpose of participation in the Conference, Ms. Bojana Bulut, head of the Parliamentary budget office, has presented the activities of the Office and the possibility of using the SAI findings in the work of the parliamentary committees.

The meeting has been attended by Mr. Blažo Savković - state auditor - head of sector II, Ms. Ivana Jovanović - state auditor - head of the performance audit department, Ms. Jadranka Delibašić - state auditor - head of the performance audit development department, and Mr. Goran Nikolić, independent advisor I – budget affairs associate- researcher.