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  1. Drinking water aquifers inadequately protected against geothermal risks

    The government inadequately protects drinking water aquifers against the risks of drilling for geothermal energy. In the ...

    News item | 17-06-2021 | 11:00

  2. COVID-19 pandemic putting democratic scrutiny under pressure

    Regularity at issue The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on both society and public finances. The government spent €29 billion ...

    News item | 19-05-2021 | 10:45

  3. Integrated report 2020 of the Netherlands Court of Audit

    For the second year in succession the Netherlands Court of Audit published an integrated report on Accountability Day. Integrated ...

    News item | 19-05-2021 | 00:00

  4. Operational effectiveness of the AIVD and MIVD under pressure

    Little thought for implementation during preparation of the Intelligence and Security Services Act 2017 Preparation and ...

    News item | 22-04-2021 | 09:00

  5. Ministries rarely propose terminating existing policy

    Little improvement in insight into impact of government policy Ministries invest a lot of energy in initiatives to increase ...

    News item | 21-04-2021 | 17:30

  6. Tax and Customs Administration can improve quality of ruling files

    Audit of measures to prevent tax avoidance The Netherlands Court of Audit has found that 58 rulings issued by the Tax and Customs ...

    News item | 15-04-2021 | 00:00

  7. Ministry of Defence’s ten-year cost savings lower than projected

    Important lessons for achievable spending cuts The Netherlands Court of Audit has found that the Ministry of Defence has failed ...

    News item | 13-04-2021 | 00:00

  8. Increase in expenditure on corona measures

    Total expenditure on support measures relating to the COVID-19 crisis for the period 2020-2021 has risen to €66.1 billion. This ...

    News item | 01-04-2021 | 00:00

  9. Make advance agreements on the additional €8.5 billion released for education

    In a letter to the House of Representatives, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science and the Minister for Primary and ...

    News item | 31-03-2021 | 13:00

  10. Audit in a pandemic

    Audit during the COVID-19 crisis, a new strategy and changes in the Board, 2020 was an exceptional year for the Netherlands Court ...

    News item | 31-03-2021 | 10:00