In 2022, Fight Against Fraud Department - DLAF reconfirmed its position as national coordinator of the fight against fraud and as a reliable partner of the European institutional actors involved in combating fraud, corruption and other illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the EU.
During 2022, the Fight Against Fraud Department - DLAF carried out a number of 169 control actions. Of these control actions, 20 had as source the notification of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (of which, 17 control actions based on 5 complaints from the European Public Prosecutor's Office from 2022 and 3 control actions based on one complaint from the European Public Prosecutor's Office from 2021) and 3 control actions had as source 2 OLAF notifications from the same year.
Out of the total control actions completed in 2022, in 66 cases, indications were found regarding the commission of fraud affecting the financial interests of the European Union, being notified to the criminal investigation bodies (National Anticorruption Directorate / European Public Prosecutor's Office/ other criminal prosecution structures).
DLAF’s judicial follow-up activity in 2022 was realized through the transmission of133 Reports, 66 Fact Finding Minutes (as a result of finding fraud against EU financial interests), 5 Crime Reports and 3 Briefing Letters to the judicial bodies (National Anticorruption Directorate / European Prosecutor's Office / other competent authorities), as follows:
- 98 Reports, 52 Fact Finding Minutes and 3 Briefing Letters to National Anticorruption Directorate/ other competent authorities;
- 35 Control Actions, 14 Fact Finding Minutes and 5 Crime Reports to the European Prosecutor’s Office.
During the year 2022, DLAF received 52 requests for technical assistance from European Anti-Fraud Office – OLAF.
In order to fulfil the general objective of protecting the financial interests of the European Union, the Fight Against Fraud Department - DLAF took actions to ensure cooperation with the national institutions involved in the coordination, management and control of the European funds. Also, DLAF continues to guarantee compliance with Romania's obligations under art. 325 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
More details on the activity carried out in 2022 by the Fight Against Fraud Department - DLAF can be found in the Annual Activity Report, published on DLAF`s website.
The Fight Against Fraud Department - DLAF is the national contact institution with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) within the European Commission and Anti-Fraud Co-ordination Service (AFCOS) in Romania. In the exercise of its powers, the Fight Against Fraud Department –DLAF performs or coordinates control actions, in order to identify irregularities, fraud and other illicit activities, in connection with the management, obtaining and use of European funds and related co-financing, as well as any other funds falling within the financial interests of the European Union.
- Publication date
- 7 July 2023
- European Anti-Fraud Office
- News type
- Partner's press release