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Commission revises its Early Warning System to improve protection of EU's financial interests

The Commission has adopted a new Decision reforming the rules governing the Early Warning System (EWS). The EWS is one of the tools the Commission uses to minimise risks to the Union's financial interests and reputation. The system identifies entities (companies, NGOs, associations or other parties) which might pose such a risk.

The Decision makes the rules simpler. It reduces the number of warning categories from five to two: one for verification, one for exclusion. The aim of the verification warning is to increase the monitoring of the identified entity. Exclusion warnings are automatically reflected in the Commission's Central Exclusion Database which identifies entities and/or their management proven to be unreliable or fraudulent. This means they are no longer entitled to obtain EU funds.

The new rules ensure a coordinated approach in assessing cases of verification and exclusion. Furthermore, they detail the procedure on the right of the entities concerned to be heard. They also reinforce the cooperation between the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and other Commission´s departments.

This revision of the Commission´s Early Warning System is paving the way for a creation of a comprehensive system of "early detection and exclusion", already proposed by the Commission on 18 June 2014.

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Commission Decision of 13 November 2014 on the Early Warning System to be used by authorising officers of the Commission and by the executive agencies

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