The extensive subsidy system is costly and difficult to manage. The administration of European programmes from 2014 to 2020 cost almost CZK 30 billion
Today, the SAO publishes its 16th report on the financial management of EU funds in the Czech Republic - the EU Report.
The SAO headquarters is the Construction of the Year 2023
The new headquarters of the SAO in Prague Holešovice won the title of Construction of the Year 2023 in this year's 31st edition of the competition of the Foundation for the Development of Architecture and Construction.
SAO audit: Significant accounting errors amounting to CZK 40.2 billion were corrected by the Ministry of the Environment and the financial statements are reliable
The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) audited the data of the final account, accounting and financial statements of the Ministry of the Environment (MoE) for the year 2022.
Construction of the two hundred and ten kilometres long D35 motorway is delayed and more expensive
Although the D35 motorway between Hradec Králové and Olomouc is one of the most important parts of the Czech motorway network, its construction is delayed and more expensive.
Road safety has improved, but too many people are still dying
Over the last eleven years - from 2011 to 2022 - road safety has increased in the Czech Republic. The number of people killed in road accidents has fallen by 35.8% and the number of people seriously injured by 43.9%.
Subsidies of CZK 24 billion contributed to the expansion of the sewerage network in the Czech Republic. 87.4% of the population is connected to it
A total of CZK 24.1 billion spent on the construction of sewers in municipalities contributed to the expansion of the sewerage network in the Czech Republic.
The quality and availability of palliative care has increased, but the Ministry of Health has failed to plan for new hospice beds
Between 2017 and 2021, EU and state funds earmarked for palliative care in the Czech Republic, i.e. care for terminally ill patients, have led to an improvement in the availability of home palliative care, palliative care in hospitals and hospices, and to an increase in its quality.
The digitalisation of health care is delayed, doctors still without the opportunity to share the necessary patient information
The digitalisation of health care has been delayed and its key components are still missing. The Ministry of Health has not yet provided a single, secure communication environment for health service providers to share health data.
The Supreme Audit Office has audited state property and finances worth CZK 6.3 trillion - this claim was made at the recent Greening SAIs conference
In the three decades of its existence, the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) has carried out 1,113 audits with 12,066 auditees and examined state property and finances worth CZK 6.3 trillion.
A new Member of the SAO Board, Mr Rychnovský, took his oath to the Chairwoman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic
On Wednesday, September 20, Mr Radek Rychnovský, a new Member of the SAO Board, took the oath to the Chairwoman of the Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, and thus assumed his position.
State-funded organisations: purchases of external services without evaluation of their economy, out of twelve research projects two were met, payment of wages instead of salaries
Purchases of external services without assessing their economic efficiency; non-fulfilment of research intentions; overestimated number of users of technical standards and expensive sponsored access to them; payment of wages instead of salaries.
Mr Radek Rychnovský was elected a new Member of the SAO Board
On Wednesday, September 13, the deputies elected Mr Radek Rychnovský a new Member of the SAO Board by secret ballot. 100 deputies out of 166, who were present at the election, voted for him.
The financial management of the Czech Republic in 2022: fastest rising debt, fifth highest inflation in the EU, historically the most significant decline in real wages
In 2022, the Czech Republic continued the trend of being the fastest-rising indebted country, reaching the fifth highest inflation rate in the EU, and experiencing the most significant decline in real wages in Czech history.
Restoration of cultural monuments? No objectives, no plans and often in a non-transparent and delayed manner
The Supreme Audit Office focused on the funds earmarked for the preservation and restoration of cultural monuments distributed by the Ministry of Culture between 2019 and 2022.
The Ministry of Health distributed the total of CZK 4.8 billion to three university hospitals without monitoring the use of this financial aid.
The Ministry of Health distributed extraordinary contributions of CZK 4.8 billion to three directly managed university hospitals to discharge the debts, for renumeration for workers at risk of COVID-19 and for the operation of a backup field hospital in Prague – Letňany, without monitoring their use.
SAO audited the accounts and budget of the Ministry of Agriculture for 2022: the data is reliable
The Supreme Audit Office audited the data of the closing account, bookkeeping and financial statements of the Ministry of Agriculture for the year 2022.
More than 840 million in support for fisheries were spent efficiently, but it failed to increase the consumption of freshwater fish in the Czech Republic
A total of CZK 843.3 million earmarked by the end of 2022 to support fisheries in the Czech Republic from the OP "Fisheries 2014-2020" was provided by the Ministry of Agriculture efficiently, economically and in accordance with legal regulations.
SAO audit: accounting errors corrected by the State Office for Nuclear Safety, data in the 2022 financial statements are reliable
The Supreme Audit Office audited data of the closing account, bookkeeping and preparation of the financial statements of the State Office for Nuclear Safety for the year 2022.
Subsidies for the development of research organisations: the MIT has distributed almost CZK 2.3 billion over 4 years but lacks specific goals and benefits for the state
The Supreme Audit Office focused on funds provided by the Ministry of Industry and Trade for institutional support of research organisations between the years 2018 and 2022.