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About the Hercule Programmes

About the Hercule Programmes

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The Hercule programme protected the EU's financial interests by supporting action to combat irregularities, fraud and corruption affecting the EU budget. It was administered by the European Anti-Fraud Office.

Hercule I programme started in 2004 (Decision 804/2004/EC) and was extended under the Financial Perspectives for 2007-2013 (Decision 878/2007/EC), giving rise to Hercule II (2007-2013), followed by Hercule III (2014-2020) (Regulation (EU) No 250/2014).