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.
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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.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) organised a two-day conference to discuss current trends and challenges of fraud related to intellectual property rights (IPR) and counterfeiting.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Ministry of Finance of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam have signed today an agreement that will facilitate their cooperation in the fight against fraud in the area of customs. Viet Nam is the EU's second most important trading partner in the ASEAN reg
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a working arrangement on fighting fraud, corruption and other illegal activities.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has investigated several cases of alleged fraud that targeted EU funds meant for water infrastructure and wastewater modernisation projects. Over €19.5 million were defrauded from EU taxpayer’s money, OLAF investigators found.
The EU’s Member States met in Prague at a high-level conference organised by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Czech Ministry of Finance to discuss how to prevent, detect and investigate fraud and irregularities against EU funds.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) recently finalised an investigation into a complex regional waste management system in Hungary. The investigation concerned four projects. Based on the irregularities established, OLAF recommended the recovery of almost €11 million of EU funding.
On 16 November 2022, the European Anti-Fraud Office held the 15th training seminar of the OLAF Anti-Fraud Communicators Network (OAFCN), with the participation of communication experts from several Member States, Europol, Eurojust and the European Investment Bank.
Customs and police authorities have seized nearly 14.8 million litres illicit alcoholic beverages, wine and beer in a targeted action led by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). OLAF’s targeted action was part of Europol-Interpol operation OPSON XI.
The 25th annual Task Group Cigarettes Conference took place in Bordeaux between 14 and 16 November 2022. Resuming after the disruptions caused by the pandemic, this year’s conference was organised by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the French Customs.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) completed today its 23rd digital forensics and analysts training. The two-week programme trained mainly staff from national law enforcement agencies and covered the area of digital forensics, computer crime and analysis in the anti-fraud domain.
European eels are a critically endangered species and a prey to smugglers. The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) supported Europol-led Operation Lake, which led to the seizure of well over 1 tonne of glass eels from the hands of traffickers.
A joint raid by OLAF investigators and officers from the Masovian Customs and Tax Office (Warsaw) resulted in the seizure of 8000 counterfeit toys with an estimated value of €113,000 (PLN 535,000) from an outlet housed in a wholesale shopping centre on the outskirts of Warsaw.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) held for the first time a joint conference bringing together national anti-fraud coordination services (AFCOS) from the EU’s Member States and their counterparts in candidate and potential candidate countries.
Today the European Commission has adopted its 2021 Annual Report on the protection of the EU’s financial interests (“PIF” report). According to the report, the number of detected and reported cases of fraud and irregularities remained stable in 2021 with over 11 000 reported.
A few incidents of fraud and phishing attempts using hoax messages, letters and scam phone calls purporting to be from OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office have been detected.
Representatives from EU and Norwegian organisations took part in a two-day conference entitled “Fighting Environmental Crimes Together With EU” in Norway, on 22 and 23 August 2022.
The seventh edition of Operation Silver Axe ran between January and April 2022 and focused on ports, airports and other entry points where the import and export of illegal and counterfeit pesticides could be detected.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has taken part in a Joint Operation, which dismantled a sophisticated Spain-based criminal network involved in the illicit import, and trade of, refrigerant gases. Operation Marum led to the arrest of 27 people and the seizure of 110 tonnes of harmful gases.