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Document 32023D1801

Council Decision (EU) 2023/1801 of 19 September 2023 amending Decision 1999/70/EC concerning the external auditors of the national central banks, as regards the external auditors of the Banco de España

ST/12389/2023/INIT

OJ L 233, 21.9.2023, p. 83–84 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2023/1801/oj

21.9.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 233/83


COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2023/1801

of 19 September 2023

amending Decision 1999/70/EC concerning the external auditors of the national central banks, as regards the external auditors of the Banco de España

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to Protocol No 4 on the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 27.1 thereof,

Having regard to the Recommendation of the European Central Bank of 20 June 2023 to the Council of the European Union on the external auditors of the Banco de España (ECB/2023/16) (1),

Whereas:

(1)

The accounts of the European Central Bank (ECB) and of the national central banks of the Member States whose currency is the euro are to be audited by independent external auditors recommended by the Governing Council of the ECB and approved by the Council of the European Union.

(2)

The mandate of the current external auditors of the Banco de España, the temporary association of undertakings Mazars Auditores, S.L.P. – Mazars, S.A., ended following the audit for the financial year 2022. It is therefore necessary to appoint external auditors from the financial year 2023.

(3)

The Banco de España has selected KPMG Auditores S.L. as its external auditor for the financial years 2023 to 2027.

(4)

The Governing Council of the ECB recommended that KPMG Auditores S.L. be appointed as the external auditor of the Banco de España for the financial years 2023 to 2027.

(5)

Following the recommendation of the Governing Council of the ECB, Council Decision 1999/70/EC (2) should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

In Article 1 of Decision 1999/70/EC, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.   KPMG Auditores S.L. is hereby approved as the external auditor of the Banco de España for the financial years 2023 to 2027.’.

Article 2

This Decision shall take effect on the date of its notification.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the European Central Bank.

Done at Brussels, 19 September 2023.

For the Council

The President

P. NAVARRO RÍOS


(1)   OJ C 226, 28.6.2023, p 1.

(2)  Council Decision 1999/70/EC of 25 January 1999 concerning the external auditors of the national central banks (OJ L 22, 29.1.1999, p. 69).


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