The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper presents an update to the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Fiscal Transparency for Greece. The government has initiated steps toward improving auditing. The Ministry of Economy and Finance is undertaking a comparative examination of its auditing mechanism against those used by the European Union (EU) and by other advanced economies. It is also making use of the experience gained through the auditing of programs that are financed jointly by national and EU funds. It is intended that all expenditures would be subject to audit prior to expenditure approval.