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AFCOS Directorаte

Protection of the European Union Financial Interests Directorate

AFCOS Directorate is a specialised administrative directorate within the Ministry of Interior which is the partner of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as a national contact point and with the respective competent bodies in the field of protection of the European Communities financial interests in the Member states and other countries. AFCOS Directorate assist and carry out the overall coordination of operational cooperation between OLAF and the national competent authorities in the field of anti-fraud activities united within the Council for coordination in the fight against infringements affecting the EU’s financial interests.

The Directorate main tasks and functions are described in the Rules for implementation of the Law for the Ministry of Interior, Council of Ministers’ Decree № 18/2003 and the Ordinance for establishing procedures for administration of irregularities under funds and programs financed by the European Union.


European Commission about the decision for approving of the financial framework for the 2016 Hercule III Programme.

As a national contact point with OLAF, AFCOS was notified from the European Commission about the decision for approving of the financial framework for the 2016 Hercule III Programme. The program was established to promote activities to combat...


OLAF in 2014: a strong investigative performance bringing tangible results for EU taxpayers

In 2014, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) achieved excellent results in the fight against fraud across Europe. OLAF completed a high number of investigations while continuing to reduce their overall duration. It issued a record number of...

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Margarete Hofmann, Director of the Policy Directorate within the European Anti-Fraud Office: European Anti-Fraud Office is satisfied with the active cooperation with the AFCOS Directorate within the Ministry of Interior

Mrs Margarete Hofmann participated in the conference Cohesion Policy 2014 - 2020 – challenges and prospects, held on 29 May in Sofia. In her speech, she stated: "AFCOS Services are working at the national level within the 28 European Union...


The Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Mr. Giovanni Kessler is in Bulgaria for the 14-th EPAC/EACN Annual Professional Conference

On 18 November 2014, the Minister of Interior, Mr. Veselin Vuchkov, met the Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office. During the briefing at the Ministry of Interior Mr. Giovanni Kessler said that the existing cooperation between Bulgaria...

01.07.14 | News and Events

The Commission has published three Calls for Proposals that are launched within the framework of the Hercule III Programme

The Calls for Proposals aim at providing financial support for actions to protect the Union's financial interests and to prevent and combat fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the Union. The...


The latest version of the documents related to the New Multi-annual Financial Framework 2014-2020 have been published

The updated documents related to the preparation of the New Multi-annual Financial Framework 2014-2020 were published at the Single information Web Portal http://www.eufunds.bg/. They are available in folders on each of the new Operational...


Commission Anti-fraud Strategy

Commission steps up its efforts in fighting fraud against the EU budget Member States reported €280 million in suspected fraud cases involving EU funds. Although this represents less than 0.2% of the EU’s total budget, the Commission is...



REGULATION (EU) No 1300/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 December 2013 on the Cohesion Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1084/2006 Regulation_1300_2013.pdf (1008.6 KB) REGULATION (EU) No 1303/2013 OF THE...


Joint Customs Operations (JCO)

The customs authorities of EU countries as well as some non-EU countries, in cooperation with OLAF, carry out regular joint customs operations with specific checks at European level. These operations are coordinated and targeted actions of a limited...
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1_erdf_en.png This web site was created under Project № 0084-АФКОС-1.7 "Increasing the effectiveness of the 'Coordination of the fight against infringements affecting the financial interests of the EU (AFCOS)' Directorate of the Ministry of Interior", contract grant BG161PO002-1.7.01-0002-C0001, financed by the ERDF of the EU and the government the Republic of Bulgaria through the Operational Programme Technical Assistance 2007 - 2013. The full responsibility for the content of the web site lies with the AFCOS Directorate - MI and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union. optp.png