25 years of the V4+2 Group

The V4+2 Group comprises Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia. Supreme Audit Institutions of its member states consult audit related areas, discuss and seek joint audit related issues, represent joint interests regarding external audit within the Contact Committee and the European Court of Audit. The members are open to countries outside the European Union. The last meeting of the Group was participated by representatives of SAI Belarus and Moldova

President of SAI Croatia – Ivan Klesić, Vice-President of SAI Slovenia – Mojca Planinsek, NIK President – Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, President of SAI Hungary – Laszlo Domokos, President of SAI Austria – Margit Kraker, President of SAI Slovakia – Karol Mitrik, President of SAI Czech Republic – Miloslav Kala.

At the meeting in Budapest SAI presidents discussed the preparation of the member states to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference, organised in the Hungarian Academy of Justice, was attended by the President of SAI Croatia Ivan Klesić, Vice-President of SAI Slovenia Mojca Planinsek, NIK President Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, President of SAI Hungary Laszlo Domokos, President of SAI Austria Margit Kraker, President of SAI Slovakia Karol Mitrik, President of SAI Czech Republic Miloslav Kala.

Two Vice-Presidents of EUROSAI are members of the V4 Group: Miloslav Kala, the President of the Czech Supreme Audit Office, and Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, President of the Supreme Audit Office of Poland.

Mission of the V4+2 Group

Objectives:

  • To define common interest areas related to the external audit of the government
  • To identify and discuss problematic areas and work towards a common approach to solve them
  • To act as an opinion exchange forum regarding the common interest issues
  • To represent common interest related to the external audit of the government within the Contact Committee and the European Court of Auditors
  • To act as a liaison between the member SAIs of the Group and the EU candidate countries.

In order to achieve these objectives the V4+2 group is focused on the following issues:

  • Meetings of the V4+2 Group
  • Preparation of joint positions and operational approaches directed at solving governmental audit related issues (for instance concerning the relations with the European Court of Audit)
  • Bilateral and multilateral cooperation (for instance joint audits)
  • Exchange of experience and information among the members

V4+2 Group – cooperation timetable

1991 – Visegrad declaration signed; the document formally established the Visegrad Group. Dr Istvan Hagelmayer, then President of the Hungarian SAI, encouraged to develop cooperation between member SAIs of the Group

1993 – Velence, Hungary – first meeting of the group: cooperation and its development

1996 – Warsaw: parallel audit of actions undertaken by state governments regarding the accession to the European Union

2002 – Bojnice, Slovakia: Application of INTOSAI standards; Tasks of SAIs related to the accession to the EU

Next meetings were organized annually

2003 – Slovenia joined the Group

2004 –Austria joined the Group

2004 – Krasków, Poland: Future cooperation forms of the Group SAIs after the accession to the European Union

2005 – Krumlov, Czech Republic

2006  – Visegrad, Hungary

2007 – Budapest, Hungary and Slovenia

2008 – Graz, Austria

2009 – Zakopane, Poland: Accountability. Legal environment of SAI activity. Independence of SAIs

2010 – Sliac, Slovakia.

2011 – Luhačovice, Czech Republic

2012 – Lovasberény, Hungary

2013 – Piran, Slovenia

2014 – Thallern, Austria

2015 – Promnice, Poland – consultations

2016 – Lednice, Czech Republic

2017 – Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

2018 – Budapest, Hungary. SAI Croatia participated as an observer

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