You will find here all relevant information and forms to report fraud to OLAF.
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The legal basis for the fight against fraud is Article 325 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (replacing Article 280 of the EC Treaty).
1. Establishment of OLAF
- Decision 1999/352/EC, ECSC, Euratom of 28 April 1999, establishing the European Anti-fraud Office
- Commission Decison 2013/478/EU of 27 September 2013
- Commission Decision (EU) 2015/512 of 25 March 2015
2. OLAF's role and Investigations
The following regulations and agreements define the Office’s main role and remit for carrying out its administrative investigations. These include investigations (concerning EU financial interests) in the Member States and those involving staff of the EU institutions.
- Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 883/2013 came into force on 1 October 2013 and replaced Regulation (EC) N° 1073/1999 and Regulation (EURATOM) N° 1074/1999
- Memo on new Regulation No 883/2013
- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 as regards the establishment of a Controller of procedural guarantees
- Regulation (EU, EURATOM) 2016/2030 amending Regulation No 883/2013, as regards the secretariat of the Supervisory Committee of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). It entered into application on 1 January 2017.
- Consolidated version of Regulation No 883/2013
- Interinstitutional Agreement of 25 May 1999 specifically concerns investigations in the EU institutions.
- Guidelines on Investigation Procedures for OLAF Staff
3. Horizontal EU legislation concerning on-the-spot checks/inspections in the Member States
- Council Regulation No 2988/95 of 18 December 1995. This regulation is supplemented by Council Regulation (Euratom, CE) No 2185/96 of 11 November 1996.
4. Sectoral EU legislation
The following regulations contain provisions on the prevention and detection of irregularities:
- EU own resources: Regulation No 1150/2000 (amended by Regulation No 2028/2004 and Regulation (EC Euratom) No 105/2009)
- Mutual Administrative Assistance: Commission Regulation (EC) No 696/98 is implementing Regulation (EC) No 515/97 as amended by Regulations (EC) No 807/2003, No 766/2008 and (EU) No 2015/1525. Main elements of (EU) No 2015/1525.
Compliance Guidance for Sea-Carriers to report Container Status Messages (CSMs), as stipulated by Regulation 515/97 - Annex containing CN codes
- Common Agricultural Policy (CAP, including the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)): Article 37 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 of 21 June 2005.
- Structural Funds (the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohesion Fund): Article 72 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006 (repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 and amended by Council Regulations (EC) Nos 1989/2006, 1341/2008, 85/2009, 284/2009 and 539/2010).
- Direct expenditure: Council Regulation (EC) No 1605/2002 .
5. Notification of irregularities and recovery of misused funds
- Financing of the CAP: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1848/2006 of 14 December 2006 (repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 595/91).
- Structural funds:
- Chapter II Section 4 (Articles 27 to 36) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1828/2006 of 8 December 2006 (amended by Commission Regulations (EC) Nos 846/2009 and 832/2010) sets out rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 (see above) and of Regulation (EC) No 1080/2006 on the ERDF.
- Programming Periods prior to 2007-2013: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 of 11 July 1994 (amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2035/2005 of 12 December 2005) concerning irregularities and the recovery of sums wrongly paid.
- Cohesion Fund - Programming Periods prior to 2007-2013: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1831/94 of 26 July 1994 (amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2168/2005 of 23 December 2005) concerning irregularities and the recovery of sums wrongly paid.
- Own resources: Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2028/2004 of 16 November 2004 (amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1150/2000) implements Decision 94/728/EC, Euratom.
- Practical arrangements concerning the requirement to notify irregularities: working document
Council conventions, adopted or to be adopted by the Member States, to combat fraud/corruption at European level by harmonising national criminal law.
- Protection of EU financial interests: EU Convention of 26 July 1995 and its three protocols:
- Fight against corruption involving EU and Member State officials: EU Convention of 26 May 1997.
Commission reports concerning the implementation by Member States of the EU Convention of 26 July 1995 and its related protocols: