Berger Helga

European Court of Auditors (ECA)

Helga Berger has been a Member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) since 2020. She started in Chamber V (Financing and administering the Union), where she was responsible for the annual report chapter on budgetary management and the special report on “Protecting the EU budget - Better use of blacklisting needed”. In January 2022, she joined Chamber II (Investment for cohesion, growth and inclusion). There, she is currently working on the annual report chapter on Cohesion, Resilience and Value, as well as on a review on the regularity of Cohesion spending. In December 2023 the ECA published the special report “Public procurement in the EU – Less competition for contracts awarded for works, goods and services in the 10 years up to 2021” where Helga Berger has been the Reporting Member. In March 2024 she took over the Chair of Audit Quality Control Committee.

Before joining the ECA, Helga Berger worked as Director-General for Budget and Public Finances at the Austrian Ministry of Finance, as an auditor and ultimately Director-General for management and support at the Austrian Court of Audit, and as a criminal judge, among others. As a trained lawyer, she has more than 20 years of professional experience in the areas of planning, implementation and control of public finances.