European Anti-Fraud Office — investigation rules

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

It aims to:

It repeals Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 and Regulation (Euratom) No 1074/1999.

KEY POINTS

OLAF:

External investigations

OLAF:

Internal investigations

OLAF:

Investigations procedure

OLAF’s director-general:

OLAF:

Final report:

EU countries:

EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies:

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 1 October 2013.

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

KEY TERMS

Financial interests: revenues, expenditure and assets covered by the EU budget.
Economic operator: businesses or other organisation, such as suppliers and contractors, providing goods, work or services.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 September 2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1074/1999 (OJ L 248, 18.9.2013, pp. 1-22)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Directive (EU) 2017/1371 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2017 on the fight against fraud to the Union’s financial interests by means of criminal law (OJ L 198, 28.7.2017, pp. 29-41)

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council — Evaluation of the application of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 September 2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1074/1999 (COM(2017) 589 final, 2.10.2017)

Commission Staff Working Document — Evaluation of the application of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 September 2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1074/1999 accompanying the document Commission report to the European Parliament and the Council (SWD(2017) 332 final, 2.10.2017)

Commission Decision 1999/352/EC, ECSC, Euratom of 28 April 1999 establishing the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) (OJ L 136, 31.5.1999, pp. 20-22)

See consolidated version.

Council Regulation (Euratom, EC) No 2185/96 of 11 November 1996 concerning on-the-spot checks and inspections carried out by the Commission in order to protect the European Communities' financial interests against fraud and other irregularities (OJ L 292, 15.11.1996, pp. 2-5)

Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2988/95 of 18 December 1995 on the protection of the European Communities financial interests (OJ L 312, 23.12.1995, pp. 1-4)

See consolidated version.

Commission Decision 94/140/EC of 23 February 1994 setting up an advisory committee for the coordination of fraud prevention (OJ L 61, 4.3.1994, pp. 27-28)

See consolidated version.

last update 19.09.2019