ECA Journal 3/2020 with Focus on Realising European Added Value
In the European Court of Auditors’ journal no 3/2020, various authors provide contributions on how European added value can be realised and which challenges are faced in this regard. The journal unites contributions ranging from institutional leaders, e.g. EU Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, ECA President Klaus-Heiner Lehne and EP Committee on Budgets Chair, Johan Van Overtveldt, to a number of experts. Gaston Moonen writes in his editorial that all underline that the EU’s greatest impact is created through its legislation, its regulatory role. He quotes the American historian and journalist Anne Applebaum who puts it: “The EU is a superpower when it comes to regulation.” Moonen highlights that she has her hopes for the EU when it comes to anti-trust action and the protection of citizens’ privacy, where for instance the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has set an example of regulation far beyond the European continent. The topic of European added value is dealt with through different angles and not only reflected through the lens of the EU budget.