Weekly Newscast: Week 23

2018-06-08 13:06:00   |   Author: Hoppál Krisztina Rita

Serious deficiencies have been revealed by the State Audit Office of Hungary in the audit of seven municipal health care companies, said Tihamér Warvasovszky, Vice President of the State Audit Office of Hungary, at a press conference on Thursday. This week saw the SAO conclude the scheduled audits of an additional seven municipal health care companies. On Thursday, at the 12th International Taxation Conference, President László Domokos spoke about performance improvement and the continuation of sustainable whitening. In his interview with Magyar Idők, the President of the SAO also talked about preparing for another economic crisis, next year's budget planning, and the challenges of the labour market. This week, the SAO hosted the annual meeting of SAIs from the V4+2 countries. This week saw the publication of more than 40 new articles on the News Portal.

 

Press conference Worrying diagnosis at healthcare providers

 

Serious deficiencies have been revealed by the State Audit Office of Hungary in the audit of seven municipal health care companies. Tihamér Warvasovszky, Vice President of the State Audit Office of Hungary, emphasised in the Thursday press conference that the seven micro-regional healthcare companies were responsible for the care of nearly 125,000 residents in 110 settlements in all, so their lawful operation is a major social interest. 

 

 

The State Audit Office of Hungary published a total of seven audit reports on Tuesday. In the framework of the audit of municipal companies, the audits of one company from Tihany, two from Füzesgyarmat, one from Alsónémedi, one from Maglód, one from Algyő and one from Solymár were completed. 


Audits with consequences: Action plan of DK compliant


The State Audit Office of Hungary approved the action plan of the Democratic Coalition, the SAO announced on Friday. The tasks defined by the party are suitable for correcting the deficiencies detected during the State Audit Office's audit. The implementation of the action plan will contribute to ensuring that DK’s financial management will be in compliance with the relevant legal regulations in the future.

 

Utilisation: Taxation conference talk and newspaper interview with the president

 

On Thursday, at the 12th International Taxation Conference, President László Domokos stated that after stabilising the budget and strengthening the economic processes, the emphasis should be placed on improving performance and continuing sustainable whitening. 

 

 

In-depth interview with László Domokos in the Tuesday issue of Magyar Idők. The president of the SAO also talked about preparations for a possible economic crisis, the importance of proactive communication at international level, budget planning for next year, and the challenges of the labour market to be solved.

 

International news: Meeting of V4+2 SAI presidents, public procurement audits

 

The presidential meeting of the state audit institutions of the Visegrád countries as well as Slovenia, Austria and Croatia held in Budapest discussed topical issues impacting the social challenges of today. Contact and efficient communication with citizens, which is also the main topic of this year's meeting of the European Union's Contact Committee, was discussed as a central issue of the two-day conference.

 

 

Recently, a European Union Contact Committee seminar was held, the main purpose of which was to provide a detailed presentation of the guidelines related to public procurement audits and to encourage their use. 

 

Clearly about finances: personal loan, self-provision

 

According to a survey, in the first quarter of 2018, 55 per cent more new personal loans were contracted by banks compared to the same period last year. 

 

The purpose of self-provision is to reduce the financial vulnerability due to unexpected situations, and thus provide a solution to consciously prepare for the future. For many this is the way to ensure a carefree livelihood after their active years. 

 

Organisational news: public service analysts took their final exams

 

The first group of participants in the 2017/2018 academic year in the Public Service Analyst specialisation programme announced by the joint department of SAO and the University of Miskolc took their final exams this week.

 

 

More than 40 new articles on the SAO News Portal during Week 23

 

In order to ensure the transparency of its operation and the continuous supply of information to the general public, the SAO’s various organisational units and audit staff published 42 new articles this week. In addition to the topics of the Weekly Newscast, the articles provide up-to-date information on the various stages of newly launched and ongoing audits and on the utilisation of audit work.


Ákos Radócz
Péter Rácz
Department of Communication and Public Relations