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EU Desk 

The European Commission and all EU institutions are key international public sector bodies. The European Commission’s role, for instance, is to drive economic and social welfare, both in member countries and beyond.

Bart Walterus

Bart Walterus

Partner

+32 (0)27083880

Mercedes Sanchez Varela

Mercedes Sanchez Varela

Partner, KPMG EU Office

+32 (0)27084349

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To support the provision of advisory services to these institutions, the KPMG network has set up a dedicated EU desk in Brussels. The EU desk will be the coordination point for the KPMG network’s support related to EU projects.

 

The EU desk team is closely monitoring EU developments, such as the Lisbon agenda, climate change, regulation of financial services, direct and indirect taxation, energy and transport, immigration, health, external borders, pre-accession, and so on.

 

The EU desk comprises a team of specialists who manage KPMG relationships with all EU institutions, namely the European Commission, European Parliament and other EU specialized agencies.

 

The team liaises with KPMG’s European and worldwide network of member firms and specialists, present in 145 countries, regarding a wide range of services. This includes advisory services related to audit, internal controls, financial management, program management, tax and benchmarking studies.

 

The EU desk is therefore acting as the single point of contact for the coordination of the KPMG network’s involvement with the EU, enabling the KPMG network to respond quickly and effectively to the specifics of an EU request for advisory and tax services. Our unit is familiar with the EU procedures and internal workings in the European Union, but also in countries covered by EuropeAid funding (IPA, ENPI, ACP, etc.)

 

The EU desk also cooperates with other KPMG network offices to work with International Organizations. For example, our Geneva-based UN desk and Development Advisory Services are working with International Organizations in Africa, based in Nairobi.

 

Some of the KPMG-network’s latest EU wins:

 

  • DG RTD - Multiple Framework contract in the field of audit of participants in research grants under FP6 and FP7 (in 36 countries)
  • DG MARKT - feasibility study on a alternative to the capital maintenance regime established by the Second Law Directive
  • DG AGRI - ex-post Evaluation of SAPARD programs in 8 countries
  • EuropeAid - Gap Assessment for the preparation of DIS in Montenegro
  • And also consistent involvement in working with EU Cohesion Funds all over EU-27 countries  

Accountability: "Blame and responsibility" - an opportunity to restore trust?

Accountability: "Blame and responsibility" - an opportunity to restore trust?

KPMG hosted a live debate in the studios of Radio Télévision Suisse in Geneva on 4 May. The event brought together twelve eminent personalities representing civil society as well as the public and private sectors to discuss and challenge each other on the topic of "Accountability: Blame and responsibility - an opportunity to restore trust?"  

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