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#Whistleblower: European Court of Auditors must do more to protect those who report fraud within EU institutions

#Whistleblower: European Court of Auditors must do more to protect those who report fraud within EU institutions

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Klaus-Heiner Lehne, the new President of the European Court of Auditors (ECA), has warned that the European institutions have, to a degree, lost the trust of EU citizens. Speaking at the presentation of the EU auditors’ 2015 annual report to the Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament, he said that, in the months and […]

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#Dalligate: European Court of Justice rejects Commissioner Dailli’s appeal against alleged forced resignation

#Dalligate: European Court of Justice rejects Commissioner Dailli’s appeal against alleged forced resignation

Today (14 April) the European Court of Justice rejected Commissioner John Dalli’s action suggesting that he was forced to resign, with no leave for any further appeal. The Court held that then President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso, merely put two options to Dalli, namely voluntary resignation or resignation formally requested by the President […]

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#OLAF: ‘No dirty deals – OLAF Director-General’s immunity needs to be lifted’, says MEP Inge Gräßle

#OLAF: ‘No dirty deals – OLAF Director-General’s immunity needs to be lifted’, says MEP Inge Gräßle

Inge Gräßle MEP (pictured), Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee and Rapporteur on the OLAF Regulation, has warned the European Commission of ‘dirty deals’ in the case of the OLAF Director-General. “This is about the Belgian prosecution’s right and possibility to look into possible misconduct during the investigation of the Dalli case,” she […]

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#VATFraud: ‘Time to step up efforts’, say EU Auditors

#VATFraud: ‘Time to step up efforts’, say EU Auditors

The current EU system for fighting cross-border VAT fraud is not effective enough and is hampered by a lack of comparable data and indicators, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The EU has a battery of tools to fight against intra-Community VAT fraud, say the auditors, but some need to be […]

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OLAF declares ‘excellent’ results in fight against EU fraud

OLAF declares ‘excellent’ results in fight against EU fraud

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) says it has achieved “excellent” results in the fight against fraud across Europe. In its annual report for 2014, OLAF completed a high number of investigations while continuing to reduce their overall duration. It issued a record number of recommendations in more than five years. The Office recommended the recovery […]

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Operation ERMIS: 70,000 counterfeit goods seized in EU joint customs operation

Operation ERMIS: 70,000 counterfeit goods seized in EU joint customs operation

More than 70,000 counterfeit goods were seized during a major Joint Customs Operation (JCO) code-named ERMIS. The Operation focused on postal and courier mail traffic, to identify fake products shipped through small consignments. JCO ERMIS was carried-out by the Greek Customs Administration and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), and also involved customs experts from the […]

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OLAF in 2013: Higher volume of investigative work, shorter duration of investigations, more results for EU taxpayers

OLAF in 2013: Higher volume of investigative work, shorter duration of investigations, more results for EU taxpayers

| April 29, 2014

In 2013, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) succeeded in stepping up the fight against fraud across Europe. Citizens and institutions reported more information of potential investigative interest than ever before. OLAF completed a record number of investigations while reducing their overall duration and it issued the highest number of recommendations in five years. OLAF recommended […]

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