INVESTIGATION INTO THE PURCHASE OF OFFICE FURNITURE FOR EUROPEAN COMMISSION BUILDINGS IN BRUSSELS

OLAF /06/20 Brussels, 1st December 2006

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) can confirm the information, which has become public and was confirmed by the Belgian Federal Prosecution Service, that OLAF uncovered a case of suspected fraud in the European Commission's Office for Infrastructures and Logistics in Brussels (OIB). The investigation focused on a tender procedure for the purchase of office furniture for the European Commission's buildings in Brussels. OLAF submitted the results of its investigation to the Belgian Federal Prosecution Service.

Three officials of the Office for Infrastructures and Logistics in Brussels (OIB) are affected by the preliminary findings of the OLAF investigation. OLAF investigated suspicions that a tender procedure, administered by the OIB, had been unlawfully influenced. The tender procedure was for the purchase of office furniture.

OLAF concluded its investigation in July 2006 and submitted its investigation report to the Belgian Public Prosecution Service. Therefore, OLAF is currently not at liberty to provide any further information and must refer any requests for information to the Belgian authorities.

As in all OLAF investigations, the findings are the results of an administrative inquiry and do not presuppose the outcome of any possible criminal investigation or other possible legal action. All individuals affected therefore should be presumed innocent unless legally proven otherwise.

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