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European Anti-Fraud Office

OLAF’s results in figures

Between 2010-2020, OLAF:

  • Concluded over 2200 investigations
  • Recommended the recovery of over €7.5 billion to the EU budget
  • Issued over 3000 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 2020:

  • OLAF concluded 230 investigations, issuing 375 recommendations to the relevant national and EU authorities.
  • OLAF recommended the recovery of €293.4 million to the EU budget.
  • OLAF opened 290 new investigations, following 1098 preliminary analyses carried out by OLAF experts.

 

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OLAF's investigative activity in 2020 ©EU

 

How much does OLAF cost EU taxpayers?

  • OLAF's budget for 2020 was €60.4 million