Complementary Investigation: OLAF and EPPO Successfully Cooperated
29 December 2023 (updated 1 month, 1 week ago) // Published in printed Issue 4/2023
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On 9 November 2023, OLAF and the EPPO reported on a successful example of complementary investigations. Both bodies investigated fraud offences in Romania with regard to IT projects financed by the European Union to support innovation and foster productivity. The damage to the Union budget is estimated at € 15 million. Following OLAF’s and EPPO’s investigations, 38 house searches were carried out. The EPPO conducted criminal investigations whle OLAF opened investigations to facilitate the adoption of precautionary administrative measures or to take administrative action. See also → EPPO > EPPO’s Operational Activities: October – mid-November 2023.

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Thomas Wahl

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (MPI CSL)

Public Law Department

Senior Researcher