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OLAF in figures

OLAF in figures

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OLAF’s results in figures

Between 2010-2019, OLAF:

  • Concluded over 2000 investigations
  • Recommended the recovery of over €7.3 billion to the EU budget
  • Issued over 2700 recommendations for judicial, financial, disciplinary and administrative action to be taken by the competent authorities of the Member States and the EU

As a result of OLAF’s investigative work, sums unduly spent were gradually returned to the EU budget, criminals faced prosecution before national courts and better anti-fraud safeguards were put in place throughout Europe.

What is OLAF's caseload?

Workload in 2019:

  • OLAF concluded 181 investigations, issuing 254 recommendations to the relevant national and EU authorities.
  • OLAF recommended the recovery of EUR 485 million to the EU budget.
  • OLAF opened 223 new investigations, following 1174 preliminary analyses carried out by OLAF experts.


Bubble chart displaying OLAF's investigative activities in figures, for 2019
OLAF's investigative activity in 2019 ©EU

How much does OLAF cost EU taxpayers?

  • OLAF's budget for 2019 was €59.5 million