OLAF Fosters Cooperation with State Audit Service of Ukraine
31 March 2023
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On 27 March 2023, OLAF Director-General Ville Itälä signed an administrative cooperation arrangement with the State Audit Service of Ukraine (SAS). The SAS is the national contact point for cooperation with OLAF. The arrangement will facilitate the exchange of information and cooperation in investigative activities.

OLAF will also support the Ukrainian authorities in their national anti-fraud efforts and strategies, for example by helping increase anti-fraud knowledge for prevention, by contributing to capacity building and by providing training to protect EU funds. It is also envisaged that Ukraine is associated to the Union Anti-Fraud Programme (UAFP).

Cooperation with Ukrainian authorities is important since the EU has delivered unprecedented financial support after Russia’s aggression, and will continue to do so in the future. The fight against corruption and fraud will therefore be key to protect the taxpayers’ money and to help Ukraine emerge from war damage.

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Thomas Wahl

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

Public Law Department

Senior Researcher