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Member of Senate, Zoran Jelić at the Meeting of the Sub-committee on economic and financial affairs and statistics

Podgorica, 21st November 2017 - Member of Senate, Zoran Jelić has participated in the Meeting of the Sub-committee on economic and financial affairs and statistics, held in Podgorica.

On behalf of the European Commission, the meeting was chaired by Mr. Uwe Stamm, a head of unit in Directorate-General of EC for economic and financial affairs.

Member of Senate, Zoran Jelić has informed the representatives of the European Commission with accomplished achievements of the SAI for period November 2016 – November 2017 and priorities for its future development.

 

During his speech, member of Senate has presented the results of the work of the State audit institution related to assessment of implementation of the fiscal responsibility criteria and execution of the Annual audit plan for 2017 and implementation of the Strategic development plan of the SAI.

The European Commission has positively assessed development of the external audit and pointed out that the SAI should further develop performance auditing with the aim to enhancing the number of performance audits. As for the legal obligation of performing audit of the annual consolidated financial statements of the political parties, the European Commission has welcomed the initiative of the State audit institution for amending the Law on financing political parties and election campaign.

The representatives of Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations have participated at the meeting, as well as representatives of the European Central Bank and embassies of the EU member states. On behalf of Montenegro, apart from the representatives of the SAI, the representatives of the Ministry of finance, Central Bank, Ministry of labor and social welfare, Ministry of economy, MONSTAT, Ministry of European integration participated at this meeting.