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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...