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04 May 2018

National Audit Office benefits from the European Union good audit practices


National Audit Office of the Republic of Kosovo and the Supreme Audit Office of Poland have implemented the twinning project “Professional capacity development related to auditing of publicly owned enterprises” funded by the European Union.

The Auditor General of Kosovo, Besnik Osmani, Auditor General of Poland and EUROSAI Vice President, Krzystof Kwiatkowski, Head of the State Supreme Audit of the Republic of Albania Bujar Leskaj, Deputy Chief for Cooperation within the EU Office in Kosovo, Libor Chlad, as well as members of parliament, government officials, managers from publicly owned enterprises and external auditors from Poland and Kosovo took part in the closing ceremony of the project.

On this occasion, Mr. Osmani expressed his satisfaction for the results achieved within the twinning project. He pointed out that he has a particular interest in auditing publicly owned enterprises, in order to improve public financial management in Kosovo. Mr. Osmani emphasised that with this project, the institutions of both countries have exchanged mutual experiences and have established strong bonds of friendship and cooperation.

Mr. Chlad in his speech highlighted that the EU Office in Kosovo highly appreciates ​​the work and leadership of the National Audit Office. He said that the support for this institution will not be absent in order to keep up with the EU rules.

Mr. Kwiatkowsi, on his part, expressed his satisfaction that the Supreme Audit Office of Poland was honoured to represent the EU in this project. He added that he hopes that the joint work in the last six months will provide the desired results and will open a new chapter in relations between our institutions and countries.

NAO Audit teams worked intensively with the best experts from the Supreme Audit Office of Poland and the UK National Audit Office to review and update the existing manuals and procedures for auditing publicly owned enterprises. In this regard, trainings, workshops, study visits were conducted as well as audits of three publicly owned enterprises were mentored.