MPs back amendment giving Supreme Audit Office wider powers

The Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday approved in the first reading a constitutional amendment extending the powers of the Supreme Audit Office. It gives the state agency the powers to carry out audits on regional and municipal authorities, health insurers, public universities and public-benefit corporations run by regional and local authorities. Deputies also returned a different bill on the Supreme Audit Office for reworking, which in effect means MPs will in future only consider the constitutional amendment.

Author: Ian Willoughby