Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Pierre Moscovici: “At the time of fake news, the Court of Auditors must be more responsive and accessible”


Appointed in June at the head of the Court of Auditors, Pierre Moscovici presents this Thursday his reform of the institution. Control of citizens’ initiative, platform of whistleblowers, diversity: the former Minister of the Economy of François Hollande details his projects in “Les Echos”. For him, the Court must get out of its austerity logic.

Appointed First President of the Court of Auditors by the President of the Republic in June, Pierre Moscovici wants the institution to weigh more heavily in public debate and get closer to citizens.

What is your view on the Court of Auditors after these few months at the head?

It is an incredibly strong and respected institution. A survey shows that 70% of French people trust the Court of Auditors, which is considerable for a public institution. Its contribution to the “great debate”, but also to discussions on pension reform, tax fraud, the EPR sector or even the renovation of Notre-Dame give it a recognized place on subjects that matter to citizens. And internally, we see that 90% of staff are proud to work there.

Appointed in June at the head of the Court of Auditors, Pierre Moscovici presents this Thursday his reform of the institution. Control of citizens’ initiative, platform of whistleblowers, diversity: the former Minister of the Economy of François Hollande details his projects in “Les Echos”. For him, the Court must get out of its austerity logic.

Appointed First President of the Court of Auditors by the President of the Republic in June, Pierre Moscovici wants the institution to weigh more heavily in public debate and get closer to citizens.

What is your view on the Court of Auditors after these few months at the head?

It is an incredibly strong and respected institution. A survey shows that 70% of French people trust the Court of Auditors, which is considerable for a public institution. Its contribution to the “great debate”, but also to discussions on pension reform, tax fraud, the EPR sector or even the renovation of Notre-Dame give it a recognized place on subjects that matter to citizens. And internally, we see that 90% of staff are proud to work there.