European anti fraud office

  • EU Authorities Seized 430 Million Illegal Cigarettes in 2021

    The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) said that just in 2021 it took part in national and international operations that resulted in the seizure of 93 million cigarettes smuggled into the EU as well as 253 million confiscated outside of the Union.

  • Italian Customs Seize China-made Counterfeit Bearings

    Following intelligence provided by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Italian customs officers this week seized more than 4,000 counterfeit bearings originating from China. Authorities said installing such copies into machinery is dangerous.

  • EC Adopts New Anti-Fraud Strategy

    The European Commission announced Monday it had adopted a new Anti-Fraud Strategy to improve the detection, sanctioning and prevention of fraud perpetrated against the EU budget.

  • Hungary: Serious Irregularities in Public Lighting Contracts

    The European Union’s anti-fraud office concluded its two-year investigation into the Hungarian lighting company Elios Innovativ Zrt. on Friday, finding evidence of “serious irregularities” and “conflict of interest” in the way it was being awarded government contracts. Many of these contracts used EU funds.

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