On 10 March 2014 the Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Mr Giovanni Kessler, signed an Administrative Cooperation Arrangement with Mr Martin O’Malley, Inspector General of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Combatting illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the European Union and of the Global Fund represents a common interest to both institutions.
Building on existing relations, this new cooperation arrangement sets out the framework for the future working relationship between OLAF and the Office of the Inspector General in order to efficiently coordinate their anti-fraud activities within the scope of their respective mandates. Concretely, the arrangement foresees enhanced cooperation, an exchange of information, operational assistance, as well as trainings and staff exchanges. The signature of the cooperation arrangement marks an important step to strengthen the joint efforts of OLAF and the Office of the Inspector General of the Global Fund to effectively fight fraud and corruption.
Since 2002 the EU is one of the biggest donors to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
- Publication date
- 10 March 2014
- European Anti-Fraud Office
- News type
- OLAF press release