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).
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.
The following regulations contain provisions on the prevention and detection of irregularities:
Council conventions, adopted or to be adopted by the Member States, to combat fraud/corruption at European level by harmonising national criminal law.
Commission reports concerning the implementation by Member States of the EU Convention of 26 July 1995 and its related protocols: