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Errors de la política de desenvolupament rural a causa d'"incompliments de condicions", diu l'ECA

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Landscape_daffs-EFAA report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) finds that most of the “errors” in rural development policy are due to “breaches of conditions” set by member states.

The auditors say tens of billions have been spent “in error” from rural development funds.

But the ECA cautions that the control authorities in member states “could and should” have detected and corrected most of the errors affecting investment measures in rural development.

Els seus sistemes de control són deficients perquè els controls no són exhaustius i es basen en una informació insuficient, diu l'ECA.

Rasa Budbergytė, the ECA member responsible for the report, said,“It’s important to understand why the rate of errors in rural development policy is unacceptably high.”

“The key to bringing it down is to strike the right balance between the number and complexity of rules governing spending – which help achieve policy goals such as improving agricultural competitiveness – and the efforts to guarantee compliance with such rules.”

L'informe especial, titulat Errors en la despesa en desenvolupament rural: quines són les causes i com s'aborden?, se centra en el compliment de la implementació del desenvolupament rural amb les lleis i reglaments aplicables i descriu les principals causes de l'elevat percentatge d'error del desenvolupament rural.

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També avalua si les mesures adoptades pels estats membres i la comissió són susceptibles d'abordar les causes identificades de manera efectiva en el futur.

L'informe inclou la informació posada a disposició dels auditors fins a finals de setembre de 2014.

La UE i els estats membres van destinar més de 150 milions d'euros a la política de desenvolupament rural durant el període de programació 2007-2013, repartits gairebé a parts iguals entre mesures d'inversió i ajuts relacionats amb la zona.

La despesa en desenvolupament rural s'executa mitjançant una gestió compartida entre els estats membres i la comissió.

Els països individuals són responsables d'implementar els programes de desenvolupament rural a l'àmbit territorial adequat, d'acord amb les seves pròpies disposicions institucionals.

La Comissió és responsable de supervisar els estats membres per garantir que compleixin les seves responsabilitats.

The “significant level” of non-compliance with applicable rules, as reflected in the high error rate, means that the money concerned is not spent according to the rules, said the ECA.

It concludes: “This may negatively affect the attainment of rural development policy objectives, such as improving the competitiveness of agriculture and forestry, improving the environment and the countryside, improving the quality of life in rural areas and encouraging the diversification of economic activity.”

However, Jonathan Arnott, a UKIP MEP and member of the budgetary control committee, is still critical of the EU, saying: “The commission has again shown it is incapable of finding a way to ensure taxpayers’ money is spent properly. For eurocrats, the failure to spend a billion-plus euros according to the rules is business as usual.”

Arnott added that while one “could expect any multi-billion euro operation to have a rate of error in how money is spent, the auditors found that the rate of error in spending EU rural development funds in 2011-2013 was ‘unacceptably high.’ In fact, the rate was 8.2 percent, or four times the maximum rate of error that would be tolerated in private enterprise.

“In this report the auditors calculated the rate of error just for three years. If calculated across the entire €150bn 2007-2013 rural development budget, this would indicate that €1.23bn has been spent by member states without adhering to the rules.

“The commission is responsible for ‘shared management’ of these funds, so the eurocrats must share the blame for the failed oversight and gross errors made in how these billions were spent.”

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