Joint report of the EU SAIs on the governments’ response to the coronavirus pandemic and on the impact on EU Member States
Several programmes launched by the federal government to combat the corona pandemic proved inefficient.
The supply of personal protective equipment acquired by the Federal Ministry of Health in 2020, when prices topped out, significantly exceeded actual demand.
The Federal Performance Commissioner has communicated fact sheets on the situation of federal finances to the parliamentary Budget Committee.
The German SAI communicated the 2020 annual report on federal commercial and financial management to German Parliament and the Federal Government.
With a view to the targets set by law of a safe, secure and affordable energy supply, the federal government is steering energy transition still inadequately.
The Corona-Recovery Fund means that the EU member states will jointly be held liable for debt amounting to hundreds of billions. This poses high risks to the federal budget.
The federal government pays out €120 million per year to parliamentary groups. The funds are designed for parliamentary work only. Clear rules are not in place. Applicable control and sanction mechanisms are ineffective.
The federal government pays a grant to statutory health insurers to cover their expenses on non-contributory benefits. Such benefits are not defined. There is no assurance on whether the amount of grant funding is appropriate for this purpose.
We state the facts. We say how it is. We use our independence and expertise. We promote good governance in the public sector. We do so for you. For the benefit of everyone. For the common good.“
Kay Scheller, President of the German SAI