Investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office - October 2014 update

17-10-2014

This updated appraisal on investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) concludes that improving procedural guarantees of persons concerned by OLAF investigations is the way forward. However further considerations are necessary to bring clarity on the scope of OLAF’s mandate, on the best approach to secure its independence and to ensure more transparency in the conduct of OLAF investigations. This briefing is one of a new series of 'Implementation Appraisals', produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice. Each briefing focuses on a specific EU body of law which is, or will shortly be, subject to amending proposals from the European Commission.  'Implementation Appraisals' are provided to assist parliamentary committees in their consideration of related Commission proposals, once tabled.

This updated appraisal on investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) concludes that improving procedural guarantees of persons concerned by OLAF investigations is the way forward. However further considerations are necessary to bring clarity on the scope of OLAF’s mandate, on the best approach to secure its independence and to ensure more transparency in the conduct of OLAF investigations. This briefing is one of a new series of 'Implementation Appraisals', produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice. Each briefing focuses on a specific EU body of law which is, or will shortly be, subject to amending proposals from the European Commission.  'Implementation Appraisals' are provided to assist parliamentary committees in their consideration of related Commission proposals, once tabled.