OLAF CLARIFICATION REGARDING AN APPARENT LEAK OF INFORMATION
Press Release OLAF/21/2003, 30 September 2003
On 27 March 2002, the European
Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) issued a press releaseAll available translations. announcing that it had opened an
internal investigation under Regulation 1073/1999
into an apparent leak of confidential information
included in a report prepared within OLAF.
It stated that according to information received
by the Office, a journalist had received a number
of documents relating to the so-called "van
Buitenen affair", and that it was not excluded
that payment might have been made to somebody
within OLAF (or possibly another EU institution)
for these documents.
OLAF's enquiries have not yet been completed,
but to date, OLAF has not obtained proof that
such a payment was made.
Mr Alessandro Butticé
Spokesman of the European Anti-fraud Office
Fax : +32 (0)2 299.8101