1.7.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 149/1


RECOMMENDATION OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 25 June 2009

to the Council of the European Union on the external auditors of Národná banka Slovenska

(ECB/2009/14)

2009/C 149/01

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK,

Having regard to the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank (hereinafter the ‘Statute of the ESCB’), and in particular Article 27.1 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The accounts of the European Central Bank (ECB) and national central banks are audited by independent external auditors recommended by the ECB’s Governing Council and approved by the Council of the European Union.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 1 of Council Decision 2008/608/EC of 8 July 2008 in accordance with Article 122(2) of the Treaty on the adoption by Slovakia of the single currency on 1 January 2009 (1), Slovakia adopted the single currency on 1 January 2009.

(3)

Pursuant to Article 38 of the Law on Národná banka Slovenska, as from 1 January 2009 the accounts of Národná banka Slovenska are audited in accordance with Article 27.1 of the Statute of the ESCB.

(4)

Národná banka Slovenska has selected Deloitte Audit s.r.o. as its external auditors for the financial year 2009,

HAS ADOPTED THIS RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that Deloitte Audit s.r.o. should be appointed as the external auditors of Národná banka Slovenska for the financial year 2009.

Done at Frankfurt am Main, 25 June 2009.

The President of the ECB

Jean-Claude TRICHET


(1)  OJ L 195, 24.7.2008, p. 24.