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On 3 and 4 of October representatives of the AFCOS Directorate within the Ministry of interior visited the European Anti-fraud office (OLAF) headquarters. The visit aimed to familiarize the participants with the work of the directorates and units in...


OLAF in 2017: major investigations put an end to complex fraud scheme

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) closed large-scale investigations in 2017, showing again its capacity to detect and investigate complex fraud schemes across Europe and beyond. OLAF investigations ranged from major undervaluation fraud cases...


The AFCOS Directorate held a training seminar for the Science and Education for Smart Growth 2014 – 2020 Operational Programme’s officials

On July 14, 2017, at the request of the Managing Authority of the Science and Education for Smart Growth 2014 – 2020 Operational Program at the Center for the preparation of students for competitions in Sofia, a training seminar was held on the...

Participation of representatives from AFCOS Directorate - Ministry of Interior in a seminar „Tools for combating fraud and implementation of the National anti-fraud strategy” in Riga, Latvia

Representatives of the AFCOS Directorate participated in a seminar „Tools for combating fraud and implementation of the National Anti-Fraud Strategy”, which took place from 31 May to 2 June 2017 in Riga, Latvia. More than...

TAIEX-REGIO Study Visit on Investigations, Coordination and Public Communication of Anti-Fraud Services organised in co-operation with the Anti-Fraud Coordination Service (AFCOS) Bulgaria – Ministry of Interior

In the period 4 – 6 April 2017 Delegation of the Republic of Latvia conducted a Study visit in Bulgaria. Latvian delegation was headed by Ms. Nata Lasmane – Head of Department Audit Authority within Ministry of Finance, implementing...


The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia approved the Latvian Anti-Fraud Coordination Service (AFCOS) operational strategy

On Tuesday, 10 January, 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Latvian Anti-Fraud Coordination Service (AFCOS) operational strategy of the Ministry of Finance (MoF). After a year of hard work and successful cooperation, the AFCOS – Latvia,...


Stopping fraudsters in their tracks – OLAF and Belgian Customs present results of cooperation in several large tobacco, biodiesel investigations

Every year, more than 3400 billion euro worth of products are imported or exported in the European Union (EU), accounting for 15% of global trade. Import duties on these items alone make up more than 10% of the EU budget - a valuable source of...


EU customs investigators get new, powerful tools to combat fraud

Picture this scenario – the European Union imposes anti-dumping duties for a particular product, sunglasses for example, coming from an Asian country. All of a sudden, there is a sharp reduction in such imports from the country in question, but...


The PIF Report of the European Commission has been published

Тhe European Commission's annual report on the protection of the European Union’s financial interests ('PIF Report') has been published. The following working documents are attached to the Report: “Implemention of Article 325 TFEU by the...

Multi-country workshop held in Riga with the participation of experts of the Anti-Fraud Coordination Services - AFCOS from Latvia, Bulgaria and Malta

Across the EU around 24 000 staff members who possess an invaluable know are involved in the implementation of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF). This knowledge could be exchanged in order to further improve the...
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