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OLAF in figures

OLAF’s results in figures

Between 2010-2023, OLAF:

  • Concluded over 2800 investigations
  • Recommended the recovery of over €9.4 billion to the EU budget
  • Issued over 3700 recommendations for judicial, financial, disciplinary and administrative action to be taken by the competent authorities of the Member States and the EU

As a result of OLAF’s investigative work, sums unduly spent were gradually returned to the EU budget, criminals faced prosecution before national courts and better anti-fraud safeguards were put in place throughout Europe.

What is OLAF's caseload?

Workload in 2023:

  • OLAF concluded 265 investigations, issuing 309 recommendations to the relevant national and EU authorities.
  • OLAF recommended the recovery of €1.04 billion to the EU budget.
  • OLAF opened 190 new investigations, following 1178 preliminary analyses carried out by OLAF experts.
OLAF's investigative performance in 2023

How much does OLAF cost EU taxpayers?

  • OLAF's budget for 2023 was €63.5 million