Report on the annual accounts of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union for the financial year 2016 together with the Centre’s reply
1. The European Court of Auditors (ECA) report summarises the 2016 annual accounts of the Translation Centre for the bodies of the European Union. The European Union’s Translation Centre is located in Luxembourg and their task is to provide the EU agencies, institutions and bodies with the translation services necessary for their activities, on their request.
2. The 2015 ECA report raised no shortcomings in the Translation Centre’s operating procedures. Similarly, in this years report, the Court states that the accounts of the centre “present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Centre at 31 December 2016, the results of its operations, its cash flows, and the changes in net assets for the year then ended, in accordance with its Financial Regulation and with accounting rules adopted by the Commission’s accounting officer.” The Court also concluded that the transactions underlying the Centre’s annual accounts for the year ending 31 December 2016 are legal and regular in all material respects.
3. The Centre’s 2016 budget was €50.5 million (£44.5 million), compared with €49.6 million (£43.8 million) in 2015. The Centre’s total number of employees in 2016 was 225, compared to 218 in 2015.