On May 7, 2019, a regional conference on Parliamentary Oversight was held in Pristina, focusing in particular on Public Finances. This conference was organized by the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, respectively the Committee on Public Financial Supervision with the support of Deutche Gesellschaft für Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as the main partner of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo.
This conference was attended by representatives of the Parliamentary Committees and Supreme Audit Institutions of the region from: Kosovo as the host country, Albania, North Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. The event was attended also by the Chairman of the EU Budget Control Commission, the ECA President, Mr. Klaus Heiner Lehne, the United Kingdom General Auditor, World Bank representatives, etc.
During their discussions, they were focused on the role and functions of these two parliamentary committees, respectively in the field of Public Financial Oversight, as well as on the Budget and Finance, highlighting the importance of cooperation between them and especially the value that brings this cooperation. In particular, it was discussed the complementary role of the two committees in the Ex-Post and Ex-ante parliamentary oversight.
In the interest of the question of the representative of the World Bank on the basic principles of defining performance audit topics, Mr. Rinald Muça, Director of the Performance Audit Department, presented the criteria used by ALSAI during the planning process of these audits as well as cooperation with SAI-s in the region and further, in order to accomplish joint or parallel performance audits.