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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...

Exchange of experience between the AFCOS Directorate – Ministry of Interior and the Audit of the Public Funds Department within the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland

Following an invitation of the Audit of the Public Funds Department within the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland (AFCOS Poland) a delegation of five representatives of the AFCOS Directorate headed by the Director Mr Ivaylo Nikolov visited...

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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...

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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...

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OLAF curbs cross-border fraud and closes record number of investigations in 2015

In 2015, the work of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) was as diverse as it was significant. Complex cases ranged from investigating fraud in an ecological project in Africa, to co-operating with Japanese and Malaysian authorities on a...

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OLAF has announced three Calls for Proposals for actions funded under the Hercule III Programme 2016

The Hercule III annual work programme for 2016 provides for the organisation of the following three Calls for Proposals: 1. Technical Assistance 2. Legal Training and Studies 3. Training & Conferences A. Technical Assistance The first...
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