Fight against fraud: creating a level playing field across Europe 

Fraud in EU procurement procedures or in cross-border VAT schemes will be easier to prosecute once new criminal law provisions, debated on Tuesday and put to the vote on Wednesday, come into force.

A draft directive, already agreed with the Council, lays down common definitions of several fraud-related crimes against the EU budget and sets common sanctions and minimum prescription periods across the EU. It also defines the scope of the new European Public Prosecutor Office, expected to be operational from 2020.

Procedure: Ordinary legislative procedure, 2nd reading

Debate: Tuesday, 4 July

Vote: Wednesday, 5 July