19 September 2022
The Opinion follows up on the observations made by European Parliament in its 2020 discharge report and elaborates on measures taken by the European Banking Authority (EBA) in response to it. Out of the 30 observations, which cover the areas of budget and financial management, performance, staff policy, procurement, prevention and management of conflicts of interest and transparency, internal control, and COVID response and business continuity, the EBA is of the view that 26 have already been implemented or are no longer applicable. For 3 observations the implementation of follow-up actions is ongoing and for one observation the status has to be further considered.
Article 64(11) of the EBA Founding Regulation requires the EBA to provide a reasoned opinion on the European Parliament’s observations made during the discharge process.