European Anti-Fraud Office

Petrich Municipality Investigated by OLAF

OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office, is investigating the municipality of Petrich for alleged misuse of € 750,000 allocated to repair an already non-existing building. The project is co-financed by a program for cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Greece. The money was received to repair the former border police premises and to make the building a museum.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Met with Director General of OLAF, Ville Itala

,,For Bulgaria, the partnership with the European Anti-Fraud Office is of utmost importance'', Prime Minister Boyko Borissov noted during the meeting with the Director General of OLAF, Ville Itala, at the Council of Ministers, the press service of the Cabinet announced.

Romania's EU Presidency Overshadowed by Corruption Cases

Romania took control of the Council of the EU's rotating presidency on January 1 and will be responsible for ensuring the continuity of the EU's work until June, reported DW. 

The former Communist country only joined the EU in January 2007 and has been at odds with Brussels regarding the rule of law, separation of powers and corruption.

EU ant-fraud agency probes claims migrant funds were misused, report says

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is conducting an investigation into alleged mismanagement of European Union funds that were provided to improve the living conditions for thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers stranded in Greece, the Brussels-based news website Politico reports.