Press Release OLAF/03/2004, 6 February 2004
An article that has appeared
today in the German newspaper "Die Welt"
concerning the alleged inappropriate use of
EU funds by the Palestine Authority requires
To avoid any doubt, OLAF wishes
to stress that it has not finalised its investigation.
Therefore, any conclusions attributed to OLAF
are premature and are not confirmed by evidence.
While this investigation is
still ongoing, OLAF expects all the Institutions
with whom it holds briefings in camera to refrain
Actions of this nature may
seriously hinder OLAF's cooperation with
OLAF operates always
in full respect of EU regulations. No further
comment will be made on this investigation until
it has been completed.
Spokesman of the European Anti-fraud Office
Tel : +32 (0)2 296.5425
Fax : +32 (0)2 299.8101