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Local Governments Borrow and Build Recklessly: Ill-considered Projects Place a Huge Burden on the Municipal Budgets in the Future

18/09/2019

The practice of many local governments in borrowing state budget funds for the construction of objects that are too large and unsuitable for the realities and needs of the local government is evidence of short-term thinking and irresponsible attitude towards their future expenses.

Information Provided by the Population Extends the Scope of the State Audit Office’s Audit

16/09/2019

On September 18, the State Audit Office will disclose the results of the audit, which evaluated municipal infrastructure objects constructed with financing from EU funds and the loan granted by the State Treasury. The information sent by the population contributed significantly to the selection of the objects for this audit.

The State Audit Office Will Audit the Bossing of Talsi Local Government in Municipal Enterprises

05/09/2019

The State Audit Office has launched an audit in Talsi Local Government, which will focus on the services provided by the enterprises of the Talsi Local Government to the population of Talsi Region, as well as the legality of enterprise management and its compliance with the principles of good governance.

The State Audit Office: Audit Recommendations Help Arranging the System of Remuneration of Teachers

02/09/2019

In less than a year after the audit “Is the management System of State Earmarked Subsidies for Teachers’ Remuneration Efficient and Ensuring the Use of Funds Conforming to the Statutory Regulations?” in ten local governments, a half of the audited local governments have already implemented recommendations, thus eliminating unequal treatment of teachers in terms of […]

Law breached, budget incurred damage, but no perpetrator

22/08/2019

An atmosphere of impunity continues to prevail in the State Fire and Rescue Service and its subordinate College of Fire Safety and Civil Defence. It has been more than a year since the State Audit Office found that the Principal of the College had been illegally allowed to receive a retirement pension in addition to […]

In a Bureaucratic letter, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture Reject the State Audit Office’s Call for Openness

21/08/2019

In a letter addressed to the State Audit Office and signed by Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Minister of Culture Nauris Puntulis, the recommendation made five years ago to develop a clear procedure for awarding free-of-charge invitations to nationally significant events financed from the state budget was rejected. The Cabinet of Ministers also rejected the […]

After the Implementation of the Recommendations of the State Audit Office, Local Governments Save Approximately One Million Euros per Year

19/08/2019

There are 101 recommendations of the State Audit Office implemented and one million euros saved in total in one year. This is the balance of eleven local governments, which have implemented 99% of recommendations within two years after the State Audit Office audit “Is the Administrative Resource of Local Governments Used for Performing Their Functions […]

Certificates of Recognition of the State Audit Office were presented

16/08/2019

To mark the 96th anniversary of the State Audit Office, the State Audit Office commended its cooperation partners, whose responsiveness and professionalism contributed to the work of the State Audit Office significantly in 2018. The State Audit Office awarded the Certificate of Recognition to Prof. Dr. sc.soc. Anda Rožukalne from Riga Stradins University and the […]

State Audit Office: One Must Improve Planning in the Development of National Defensibility

14/08/2019

As defence funding increases, the question of the public good becomes more pressing. The State Audit Office has concluded that deficiencies in planning hinder the development of Latvia’s defensibility mainly.

Certain non-governmental organisations in agriculture have enjoyed privileges for years

22/07/2019

The most influential non-governmental organisations in the agricultural sector enjoy special privileges in terms of financing allocated from the state budget that is not characteristic to the non-governmental sector in the country as a whole.