Olaf sought to recover over €500m last year

The EU’s anti-fraud office Olaf sought to recover €527.4m to the EU budget in 2021, it said in annual report published on Wednesday. “Human health and safety, and the environment, are increasingly collateral damage of fraud schemes,” said Olaf’s director-general Ville Itälä, in a statement. Olaf’s investigations are shared with national authorities. It is then up to national authorities to pursue the cases.

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