New Olaf Website goes online

Press Release OLAF/05/2002, 23 May 2002

The new website of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has today gone online. This new site should be more interactive, modern and accessible. The site is in the framework of the overall communication strategy of the Office, which intends, in transparency and with respect for the applicable legal provisions, to better showcase the role and responsibilities of the Office in preventing and fighting fraud and protecting the financial interests of the European citizens. The new website has been developed in close collaboration between OLAF, the Europa team and the Office for Official Publications.

"OLAF has also the task to reinforce and develop a preventing and fighting culture against fraud and to inform all the citizens on the actions taken by the Office to protect the financial interests of the European Union". "The web is an important tool of our communication strategy and we wish to continue developing it more", said Mr Brüner, Director-GeneralAll available translations. of the European Antifraud Office.

The website features improve facilities for the media. The 'Press Room' where OLAF Press releases, other communiqués concerning the fight against fraud as well as photographs and audio-visual material, can be accessed and downloaded has been enhanced.

The site also highlights the links with the principal national investigative servicesAll available translations. with which OLAF works. Co-operation with the partner services in the area of external communication has been facilitated by the creation of the OLAF Anti-Fraud Communicator's Network, which groups the spokespersons and/or heads of information of the national services. It exists to facilitate the work of the media and to promote information to the general public relating to the fight and prevention against fraud to the detriment of the Community financial interests.

You are cordially invited to visit the new website at http://europa.eu.int/olaf

Comments and suggestions concerning the Press RoomAll available translations. can be sent to the OLAF webmaster.

Mr Alessandro Butticé
Spokesman of the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF)
Tel : +32 (0)2 296.5425
Fax : +32 (0)2 299.8101

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