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.

EU fines Greece more than 200 mln euros over Chinese tax fraud network

The European Union's Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has issued a fine of more than 200 million euros to Greece for failing to stop a wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing ultra-cheap goods through the country's largest port of Piraeus, news portal Politico reported on Monday.

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.

Main opposition MPs raise questions on handling of refugee funds

Thirty MPs from Greece's Conservative party submitted a series of questions to seven ministers on Wednesday following a confirmation by the European Commission that Europe's anti-fraud agency (OLAF) is conducting an investigation into the alleged mismanagement of European Union funds in the country.

OLAF investigation ordered by European Commission, spokesperson says

The European Commission could not confirm allegations of mishandling of EU funds provided to improve living conditions for migrants and refugees in Greece, a spokesperson said Wednesday, adding that the issue had been referred to the bloc's anti-fraud agency, OLAF, which is responsible for investigating such cases.

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.

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