From April 20 to April 23, 2017, Mr Ivan Klešić, Auditor General, with his associates payed an official visit to the Spanish Court of Account ( Tribunal de Cuentas ). During this stay, a trilateral meeting of heads of Supreme Audit Institutions was held between Mr Ramón Alvarez de Miranda Garcia, President of the Spanish Court of Accounts, Mr Ivan Klešić, Auditor General of the Republic of Croatia and Mr Tomaž Vesel, President of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia, including a working meeting on the auditing central banks. During the meetings, colleagues from the Spanish Court of Accounts presented their experience in auditing banks, with particular emphasis on the mandate for the audit of the central bank and the banking supervision system, then the areas, subjects, objectives and results of the audits carried out, and types of audits related to Spanish and European Central Bank. The participants also discussed the possibilities and ways of further co-operation in the area, as well as topics related to the preparation of the X. EUROSAI Congress which is scheduled to be held in May 2017. During his stay, Mr Klešić also held a bilateral meeting with Mr. Tomaž Vesel, President of the Slovenian Court of Audit, discussing topics and organization of the EU Contact Committee in 2018, to be organised and hosted by the State Audit Office of the Republic of Croatia, as well as numerous other topics of common interest.
Representatives of the State Audit Office of the Republic of Croatia participated in the founding meeting of the EUROSAI Task Force on Audit of Municipalities, held in Vilnius, Lithuania during the period from 10 to 13 April 2017.The meeting, chaired by the State Audit Office of the Republic of Lithuania as the initiator and as a host, was attended by 51 representatives from 25 Supreme Audit Institutions. The purpose of the Task Force’s establishment is to affirm best practice and exchange experience in the audit of municipalities, which will be the basis for achieving positive changes in this area. In order to achieve the expected results, the Work Program for the period from 2017 to 2019 was adopted at the meeting, which contains strategic objectives, planned activities, responsible persons i.e. supreme audit institutions and deadlines for carrying out activities. More information about the Task Force is available on the web site www.vkontrole.lt/tf/ .
State auditors from the State Audit Office of the Republic of Albania have visited State Audit Office of the Republic of Croatia in Zagreb from 16 th to 18 th of November 2016. During the visit, presentations were held on the method and scope of work, methodological procedures, types and stages of audit as well as annual and strategic planning in the State Audit Office of the Republic of Croatia. State auditors of the Republic of Albania have also visited the Regional Office in Čakovec where they were presented with the organisation and work of the regional office.
Mr. Ivan Klesic, Auditor General and his colleagues on 31 August and 1 September 2016, held a bilateral meeting with Mr. Krizstof Kwiatkowski, President of the Supreme Audit Office of the Republic of Poland, g. Woyciechom Kutyla, vice-president of Supreme Audit Office of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Camilla Zyndul, international relations expert. During the meeting they discussed the implementation and the progress of joint projects and activities of the two audit institutions, methodology of work and the possibilities of further cooperation. The heads of both institutions expressed their willingness and support future joint projects, and agreed on the next steps in the development activities.
On 6 May 2016 the conference was held In Tirana on the occasion of the opening of the Twinning project "Strengthening the capacity of external audit", which will be jointly implemented by the State Audit Office of the Republic of Poland and State Audit Office of the Republic of Croatia. Once Ivan Klešić, Auditor General of Croatia, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, President of the State Audit Office of Poland, Romana Vlahutin, Head of the EU Delegation to Albania, Sanja Bujas - Juraga, Croatian Ambassador in Albania and Marek Jeziorski, the Polish Ambassador in Albania expressed their support to the implementation of the project, Wojciech Kutyla, Deputy President of the State Audit Office of Poland and Lidija Pernar, Assistant Auditor General of Croatia, as the leaders of the project, presented the basic components and activities that will be implemented by the experts of both institutions during the two years in the Supreme Audit Institution of Albania. After the conference, at a reception at the Presidential Palace, Ivan Klešić, Auditor General of the Republic of Croatia, was due to the mentioned project as well as a number of other activities and professional development support to the State Supreme Audit of the Republic of Albania, awarded the medal for Special Social Merits by Bujar Nishani, President of the Republic of Albania.
At the invitation of Mr. Ramon Alvarez de Miranda Garcia, President of the Court of Audit of Spain, Mr. Ivan Klešić, Auditor General of the Republic of Croatia, Ms. Lidija Pernar, Assistant Auditor General and Ms. Anita Materljan, Head of Department, on the 12-13 April 2016. participated in a bilateral meeting in the Court’s premises in Madrid. In addition to presenting and exploring the national legal and institutional frameworks, as well as work and the results of both offices, participants discussed the audit processes and procedures, types of audits and their results with particular emphasis on the financial sector, as well as innovative approaches to improving accountability and transparency in the public sector, and exchanged knowledge and experiences related to a number of other topics of common interest. Discussion was also related to the possibilities of further development of cooperation both at bilateral level and within international professional organizations, especially EUROSAI, whose General Secretariat is located in the Spanish Court of Audit.