EUROJUST AND OLAF STRENGTHEN THEIR CO-OPERATIONIN COMBATING FINANCIAL CRIME

OLAF /08/10 Joint press release OLAF and EUROJUST Brussels, 24 September 2008

The European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) and EUROJUST – the European Union Judicial Cooperation Body – have concluded a Practical Agreement on a further improved co-ordination and co-operation in the fight against financial fraud. Mr José Luis Lopes da Mota, President of EUROJUST, and Mr Franz-Hermann Brüner, Director General of OLAF signed the document today in Brussels.

The Practical Agreement covers arrangements regarding co-operation between Eurojust and OLAF in order to fight fraud, corruption or any other criminal offence affecting the European Community's financial interests. It constitutes, for Eurojust and OLAF, a further enhancement of their co-operation and collaboration, in accordance with their respective competences and tasks in an effort to make the fight against fraud, corruption and any other criminal offence or illegal activity adversely affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as efficient as possible.

The Practical Agreement governs both modalities for closer and increased cooperation and provisions for the exchange of general and personal data.

The full text of the Practical Agreement is available online under http://olaf.europa.eu and http://www.eurojust.europa.eu

For further information:

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