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Cooperation Project in the Anti-Fraud Sector

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The "Cooperation project in the anti-fraud sector" was created by the National Anti-Fraud Committee (COLAF) to follow up on the key initiative recently brought about during Italy's 2014 six-month Presidency of the Anti-Fraud Group (AFG) of the Council of the European Union, which focused on encouraging the Commission to issue legislative proposals that facilitate "mutual administrative assistance" between Member States in the currently "exposed" area of structural funds.

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) also recently highlighted the significant increase in the number of detected cases of so-called "transnational fraud", which must be dealt with using closer cooperation mechanisms and hopefully, therefore, through an updated legislative framework that increases the responsiveness of both OLAF itself and all Member States' investigative bodies.

Therefore, the National Anti-Fraud Committee decided to provide further support to the European Commission in its decision-making process by creating the projects covered by this publication, which were intended to get all partners from other interested countries back involved in the dialogue and due deliberations on the issue of "investigative cooperation".

On this topic, it should be stressed that 15 Member States have responded to the "appeal" and intend to accept the project partnership request, namely: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain.

As a first step, project activities have seen the plenary Conference conducted in Rome on 19 and 20 May 2016, which was rewarded by the wider success of all foreign partners agreeing on the merits of the Italian initiative upon the discussion's outcome.

During this meeting, all anti-fraud experts from other countries agreed on the fact that the "common denominator" of many of the problems relating to the prevention and combatting of transnational fraud is the absence of legislation that facilitates concrete and effective administrative assistance within the currently "exposed" area of Structural Funds.

The main solution identified for preventing and controlling the phenomenon of fraud against the EU budget could actually involve improving, facilitating and speeding up the flow of information between Member States, and the clearly identifiable channel for this could be the Anti-Fraud Coordination Services (AFCOS).

The same issues and proposals have also been confirmed during further 7 round table meetings that were subsequently held by the delegates of the National Anti-Fraud Committee at some of the AFCOS offices that took part in the project, specifically: Madrid, Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Valletta, Zagreb, Paris and Bucharest.

As such, on 9 November 2016 this led to the final stage of the project (final Conference in Bruxelles), which saw the National Anti-Fraud Committee get involved in presenting the results in what may rightfully be considered the home of all citizens of Member States, namely the European Parliament.

Cooperation Project in the Anti-Fraud Sector, part 1 [.pdf - 2,29 Mbyte]
Cooperation Project in the Anti-Fraud Sector, part 2 [.pdf - 5,44 Mbyte]
Cooperation Project in the Anti-Fraud Sector, part 3 [.pdf - 459 Kbyte]

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