July 06, 2007

Olaf and EU fraud

Conflicts of interests at the European Parliament fraud investigation office (or perhaps they where just overworked given all the fraud that the EU creates?)
According to today's Financial Times, the allegations relate to job applications for the role of director of investigations that were screened by a eurocrat who was herself under investigation by Olaf.

Dutch MEP Paul van Buitenen, who will be giving evidence to the European Parliament's budgetary committee on 16 July, said despite the "seriousness" of the case an internal candidate for the job tried to stop any disciplinary action against the female official.
Good thing the FT and El Reg are based in London not Brussels, trying to publish things about Olaf can get you in serious trouble if they aren't favourable.


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