handled around 500 cases in 2010, which included complex external investigations, sensitive internal investigations and multinational cases where OLAF
assumed the role of coordinator, the Office said in a statement.
So far OLAF
have declined comments on the latest numbers and comparisons with other countries, saying they will do so in two months in their yearly report on EU funds abuse.
For some reason, however, in this instance OLAF
put forward an "intelligence case" to the Belgians even though it was Commission information alleged to have been leaked.
Minister Tsvetanov expressed his gratitude for the opportunity AFCOS officials to take part in the OLAF
The letter also notes the contribution of the Bulgarian PM Borisov for the good cooperation between OLAF
Borkovec denied publications in the media, which state that the fast career of the ex Agriculture Fund CEO was due to her "close connections with the OLAF
representative in Bulgaria, Arnault Hainan.
According to the minister, OLAF
provides an urgent report on irregularities, conducted in previous years.
A significant problem with the European press has been the notorious Tillack affair, where OLAF
was involved in the raid by Belgian police on the home of a German journalist researching the Eurostat accounting scandal that involved irregular accounting procedures.
When, however, the Head of A3 Unit Thierry Cretin was promoted to Director, and Unit A3 was temporarily assigned to Marco Pecoraro, the former right hand of the legendary OLAF
investigator Alberto Perduca.
is also charged with supplying EU member states with support and technical assistance in fighting fraud activities in designing EU anti-fraud strategies.
press office announced on Friday that it has a good cooperative relationship with the Bulgarian authorities, and will do everything possible to complete the investigation as soon as possible in accordance with operational procedures.
FI: Despite your recent 20% increase in investigations, OLAF
is little known outside EU circles: shouldn't your profile be larger, sharper?