The EU’s policy for combatting human trafficking in South and South-East Asia should be more relevant to the needs of the region, and a fresh set of priorities is required, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.
The EU is particularly vulnerable to human trafficking as it is an attractive destination for victims from a wide range of countries. While fighting human trafficking remains the Member States’ responsibility, the EU is also committed to eradicating it and supports the Member States in this regard.
The EU’s so-called “hotspot” approach for irregular migrants arriving in Italy and Greece has helped to significantly improve the registration, identification and security checking of migrants. But more needs to be done as thousands of migrants are still stranded on the Greek islands after their arrival, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Many of those affected are unaccompanied minors, say the auditors, and more should be done to help them.
Le mécanisme de réaction de l'UE en cas de catastrophe jugé «rapide» et «efficace»
Dans un rapport publié ce jour, la Cour des comptes souligne le succès du mécanisme de protection civile de l'UE, géré par la Commission européenne, en réaction aux catastrophes naturelles et aux principales épidémies récentes dans le monde.
Une coordination européenne efficace
(pursuant to Article 287(4), second subparagraph, TFEU)
I Disasters can strike anywhere, anytime. The human, environmental and economic impact of disasters, whether natural or man made, can be considerable. When a disaster occurs, the reaction must be swift. Sound disaster management saves lives, and effective coordination among different responders is critical to the successful preparation for and response to disasters.
L'aide apportée par l'UE à la région des Grands Lacs africains arrive à destination, mais elle pourrait s'avérer trop onéreuse, selon l'auditeur externe de l'UE
European Court of Auditors
EU migration spending in neighbourhood countries “struggling to demonstrate effectiveness”, say EU Auditors
“EU Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority needs an overhaul”, say EU Auditors
A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) questions the sustainability of the EU PEGASE Direct Financial Support (DFS) to the Palestinian Authority (PA).
International auditors have launched an initiative to make humanitarian aid more transparent, accountable and effective. The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, INTOSAI, launched the proposals in the wake of humanitarian disasters where accountability proved elusive. Following the 2004 tsunami, some US$ 14 billion was donated to countries in South East Asia, but auditors found it difficult to account for many of these funds. INTOSAI proposes that donors and recipients publish humanitarian aid as open data, independently audited and available on the internet.