Senior EU figure defends its accounting

Senior EU figure defends its accounting

Brian Gray, the European Commission's Accounting Officer, says criticisms by Chris Dickson are unfounded

A senior figure from the European Union has launched a defence of the body’s
accounting, after Chris Dickson of the Joint Disciplinary Scheme said the EU
needed
more
effective controls
.

In a
letter
to the Financial Times, Brian Gray, the European Commission’s
Accounting Officer, wrote: ‘[Dickson’s letter] contains extremely serious
statements concerning the past and present state of the EU’s accounts. These are
not backed up by any facts and are completely untrue.’

Gray added: ‘The European
Court of Auditors
has consistently given the EU accounts a clean opinion,
subject to certain reservations.’

Further reading:

Auditors give EU accounts
their 12th qualification

EU needs better controls

Brussells defends spending
methods

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