Vital work to keep EU citizens safe from counterfeit or substandard medical equipment linked to the coronavirus pandemic was one of the activities that marked 2020 for the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).
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Romania: the 2021 Activity Report marks 10 years since DLAF oversaw the correctness of spending European funds in Romania
The year 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Fight Against Fraud Department - DLAF as a structure with legal personality, within the Government’s working apparatus and under the coordination of the Prime Minister.
An OLAF investigation into alleged fraud involving two EU-funded projects for broadband networks triggered national investigations as well as judicial procedures in Hungary.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) shared operational intelligence with the customs authorities of the Member States, of China, Ukraine, Russia and Colombia. This happened in the context of Operation Silver Axe V, which has led to the seizure of 1,346 tons of illicit and counterfeit pesticides.
OLAF is aware that an online scam is currently circulating using hoax messages purporting to be from OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office. This is a phishing attempt.
The Netherlands: The Customs Administration of the Netherlands has published its Annual Report.
Investigative and judicial teams from the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and Eurojust, the EU ’s Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, met today (30 June) for an online training session designed to deepen and broaden cooperation between the two bodies.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has closed a successful investigation into suspected money laundering in relation to an EU-funded railway infrastructure project in Romania.
Dutch authorities last week seized approximately 14 tonnes of illicit refrigerant gases bound for the EU, with a potential environmental impact equivalent to 38 return flights from Amsterdam to Sydney.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has played an important role in a recent operation by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine aimed at stopping the smuggling of cigarettes into the European Union. The operation led to the seizure of a shipment of more than 1.7 million packets of cigarettes.
Customs and police authorities have seized over 1 million litres of counterfeit wine and alcoholic beverages in a targeted action led by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as part of a joint Europol-Interpol operation dubbed OPSON IX.
Operations carried out by the Romanian authorities, based on intelligence supplied by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), have helped keep 76,045 kg of illicit refrigerant gases, with a potential global warming impact of 170,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide, off the EU market.
The European Commission adopted today its 31st annual report on the protection of the European Union’s financial interests (PIF report). Several important steps were taken to protect the EU budget from fraud in 2019, the report shows.
2019 marked 20 years since the creation of the European Anti-Fraud Office. As the OLAF report 2019 shows, the Office has been working hard to investigate and stop increasingly complex cross-border fraud schemes affecting humanitarian aid, the environment, agricultural and regional development.
Information and assistance from the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) earlier this month helped authorities in Colombia seize a major consignment of counterfeit healthcare products originating in China and bound for Venezuela.
Slovakia: Annual report of the network partners about the activities in the area of the protection of the EU financial interests in the Slovak Republic for 2019
Slovakia: Annual report of the network partners about the activities in the area of the protection of the EU financial interests.
Italian customs authorities stopped a shipment of 300 cylinders of illicit, climate-damaging refrigerant gases from entering the EU early last month. OLAF supported the operation by providing the Italian authorities with additional information regarding the consignment.
In a criminal case launched on the basis of the judicial recommendation of the European Anti-Fraud Office, the Metropolitan PPO has submitted an indictment for unauthorized requisition of EU subventions and moved to impose imprisonment on the perpetrator.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) helped Europol and 21 countries seize over 5 million fake and illegal toys under Europol’s operation Ludus II. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Customs Organisation (WCO) also supported the operation.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Belgian CTIF-CFI (Cellule de Traitement des Informations Financières-Cel voor financiële informatieverwerking) have signed today an update to their cooperation arrangement, which dated back to 2005.