The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) assisted 20 Member States seize thousands of fake and illicit toys worth millions of euros under Europol’s operation LUDUS III, which was also supported by the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the World Customs Organisation.
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In 2022 the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) protected €600 million of EU taxpayers’ money by recommending the recovery of over €426 million to the EU budget from fraud and irregularities, and by safeguarding a further €200 million.
The European Anti-Fraud Office signed a cooperation agreement with the French National Council of Commercial Court Clerks and GIE Infogreffe who provides the distribution of legal and economic information on business companies on behalf of all of the Registries of all French commercial courts.
On 10 May 2023, the European Anti-Fraud Office participated in a coordinated operation that resulted in the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of live eels, seized from clandestine incubators in France and Spain.
On 24-25 April 2023, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (MPI-CSL) welcomed 80 legal practitioners and academics to Freiburg, Germany, for a conference dedicated to legal anti-fraud research.
The financial impact of detected fraud against the EU budget continued to decline in 2020, according to the annual report on the protection of the European Union’s financial interests (PIF report) adopted by the European Commission today.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) signed an administrative cooperation arrangement with the State Audit Service of Ukraine (SAS). The arrangement strengthens OLAF’s international network and is expected to improve the cooperation between OLAF and SAS.
International operations involving the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) during 2022 led to the seizure of 531 million illicit cigarettes, more than 205 tonnes of raw tobacco and 65 tonnes of water-pipe tobacco.
In a joint intervention, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Bulgarian authorities intercepted around 11 tonnes of illicit pesticides in Bulgaria earlier this month. Various kinds of violations were detected.
The 32nd annual meeting of the OLAF Anti-Fraud Communicators’ took place on 28-29 March 2023 in Brussels. The event brought together around 60 participants from across the EU anti-fraud community to discuss best communication practices and share some of their recent activities.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is awarded the prestigious Montreal Protocol Award for Customs and Enforcement Officers in recognition for the strong commitment to address illicit trade in ozone-depleting substances and fluorinated global warming substances.
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The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and Eurojust have concluded a new Working Arrangement to enhance their cooperation in the fight against fraud, corruption, environmental crime, intellectual property crime and other crimes affecting the EU’s financial interests.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) provided investigative support and on-the-spot checks in an EU action against honey adulteration led by the European Commission.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the General Council of Notaries of Spain (CGN) have signed a cooperation agreement on fighting fraud, corruption and other illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the European Union.
OLAF Director-General Ville Itälä led a senior OLAF delegation on a mission in the United States. OLAF managers held discussions with key U.S. and international partners with whom OLAF cooperates in fulfilling its mandate to protect the financial interest of the European Union.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) finalised an investigation into a digital project in Hungary with a recommendation to recover more than €3.6 million of EU funding.
European Ombudsman, European Court of Auditors, European Anti-Fraud Office, and European Public Prosecutor’s Office meeting
The heads of the European Ombudsman, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) met on Wednesday, 8 February 2023, to discuss the EU’s current oversight framework and how it may be improved.
The customs authorities of 14 EU countries have seized illicit hormonal substances, food supplements and medicines for erectile dysfunction in a targeted action led by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). OLAF’s targeted action was part of Europol’s operation SHIELD III.
OLAF has been following the recent reports in the press of suspicions of corruption and the potential implication of current and former Members and staff of the European Parliament, including Ms Eva Kaili.