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Fraudsters target water infrastructure projects: OLAF closes several cases

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has investigated several cases of alleged fraud that targeted EU funds meant for water infrastructure and wastewater modernisation projects. Over €19.5 million were defrauded from EU taxpayer’s money, OLAF investigators found.

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EU high-level conference discusses new challenges in fight against fraud

The EU’s Member States met in Prague at a high-level conference organised by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Czech Ministry of Finance to discuss how to prevent, detect and investigate fraud and irregularities against EU funds.

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OLAF finds irregularities in EU-funded waste management projects in Hungary

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) recently finalised an investigation into a complex regional waste management system in Hungary. The investigation concerned four projects. Based on the irregularities established, OLAF recommended the recovery of almost €11 million of EU funding.

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Training seminar for anti-fraud communicators from across the EU

On 16 November 2022, the European Anti-Fraud Office held the 15th training seminar of the OLAF Anti-Fraud Communicators Network (OAFCN), with the participation of communication experts from several Member States, Europol, Eurojust and the European Investment Bank.

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14.8 million litres alcoholic drinks seized across Europe

Customs and police authorities have seized nearly 14.8 million litres illicit alcoholic beverages, wine and beer in a targeted action led by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). OLAF’s targeted action was part of Europol-Interpol operation OPSON XI.

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OLAF trains digital forensics and analysts to fight fraud

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) completed today its 23rd digital forensics and analysts training. The two-week programme trained mainly staff from national law enforcement agencies and covered the area of digital forensics, computer crime and analysis in the anti-fraud domain.

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OLAF, EU Member States and neighbouring countries meet to fight fraud

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) held for the first time a joint conference bringing together national anti-fraud coordination services (AFCOS) from the EU’s Member States and their counterparts in candidate and potential candidate countries.

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PIF Report: Reinforcing the protection of EU’s finances

Today the European Commission has adopted its 2021 Annual Report on the protection of the EU’s financial interests (“PIF” report). According to the report, the number of detected and reported cases of fraud and irregularities remained stable in 2021 with over 11 000 reported.

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