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Document 11957E206BIS

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PART FIVE - INSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY, TITLE II - FINANCIAL PROVISIONS, ARTICLE 206 A

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 01/11/1993; Repealed by 192MG/E75

11957E206BIS

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PART FIVE - INSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY, TITLE II - FINANCIAL PROVISIONS, ARTICLE 206 A


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Article 206a (*)

1 . The Court of Auditors shall examine the accounts of all revenue and expenditure of the Community . It shall also examine the accounts of all revenue and expenditure of all bodies set up by the Community in so far as the relevant constituent instrument does not preclude such examination .

2 . The Court of Auditors shall examine whether all revenue has been received and all expenditure incurred in a lawful and regular manner and whether the financial management has been sound .

The audit of revenue shall be carried out on the basis both of the amounts established as due and the amounts actually paid to the Community .

The audit of expenditure shall be carried out on the basis both of commitments undertaken and payments made .

These audits may be carried out before the closure of accounts for the financial year in question .

3 . The audit shall be based on records and , if necessary , performed on the spot in the institutions of the Community and in the Member States . In the Member States the audit shall be carried out in liaison with the national audit bodies or , if these do not have the necessary powers , with the competent national departments . These bodies or departments shall inform the Court of Auditors whether they intend to take part in the audit .

The institutions of the Community and the national audit bodies or , if these do not have the necessary powers , the competent national departments , shall forward to the Court of Auditors , at its request , any document or information necessary to carry out its task .

4 . The Court of Auditors shall draw up an annual report after the close of each financial year . It shall be forwarded to the institutions of the Community and shall be published , together with the replies of these institutions to the observations of the Court of Auditors , in the Official Journal of the European Communities .

The Court of Auditors may also , at any time , submit observations on specific questions and deliver opinions at the request of one of the institutions of the Community .

It shall adopt its annual reports or opinions by a majority of its members .

It shall assist the Assembly and the Council in exercising their powers of control over the implementation of the budget .

(*) Article added by Article 16 of the Treaty amending Certain Financial Provisions .

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