European Anti-fraud Office
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.
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.
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.
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.