The European Commission proposed a new anti-fraud program Wednesday that would provide €181 million to aid EU member states in combating fraud, corruption and other financial irregularities.
The Czech Parliament has voted to strip Prime Minister Andrej Babis of immunity, leaving him open to prosecution for fraud charges amounting to over US$ 2 million.
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.
The British government may have to pay the European Union (EU) £1.7 billion (US$ 2.07 billion) in lost custom duties after failing to stop Chinese importers from committing customs fraud for years.
The European Union (EU) has stepped up its efforts to investigate contracts won under suspicious circumstances by a firm linked to the son-in-law of Hungary’s prime minister, István Tiborcz, reports OCCRP partner Direkt36.
Several high-profile hearings coincided with a visit to Bulgaria by the director general of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Giovanni Kessler, who criticized the country yet again for not taking enough concrete actions to tackle corruption.
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