The new Supervisory Committee for the European
Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is taking office
today. This board is composed of five independent
persons from outside of the European Institutions.
Its task is to reinforce OLAF's independence
by regular monitoring of the implementation
of the investigative function.
members appointed by common accord of the
European Parliament, the Council and the
Commission for a three year term are:
Mr Kálmán Györgyi,
Commissioner for the Codification of the
new Hungarian Criminal Code at the Ministry
of Justice. 1990-2000 Prosecutor General
of the Republic of Hungary. Former Dean
of the Faculty of Law, Eötvös
Loránd University, Budapest.
Mr Luis López-Sanz Aranguez,
Public Prosecutor at the Supreme Court of
Spain. 1995-2002 Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor
at the Special Public Prosecution Office
for the repression of Economic Crimes related
Mr Peter Strömberg,
Director and Head of the Supervisory Board
of Public Accountants. Responsible for the
public supervision of public accountants
in Sweden. 1997-2003 Director and Deputy
head of the Division for police and prosecution
on international issues, Director General
for International Affairs in the Ministry
R. Theato, 1994-2004 Chairwoman
of the Committee on Budgetary Control of
the European Parliament as member of the
Group of the European People's Party (Christian
Democrats) of Germany.
Wright, Chairwoman of the Fraud
Advisory Panel of England and Wales. 1997-2003
Director of the Serious Fraud Office of
England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Supervisory Committee will be received in
Brussels by Commission Vice-President Siim
Kallas and by OLAF Director General Franz-Hermann
Brüner on 14 December.