OLAF at the Crossroads: Action against EU Fraud (Studies in by Constantin Stefanou,Simone White,Helen Xanthaki

By Constantin Stefanou,Simone White,Helen Xanthaki

The authors provide many insights into the regulatory, operational and institutional possibilities and demanding situations for OLAF, the ecu Commission's Anti-Fraud place of work. because OLAF used to be organize in 1999, major adjustments in its sensible atmosphere have taken position together with in european felony legislation and particularly in mutual tips and noticeable felony legislation; the reconstruction of Eurojust and Europol via fresh rules and Memoranda of Cooperation; and the access into strength of the Lisbon Treaty.The authors develop the view that OLAF's present criminal framework needs to handle those matters adequately.The procedure they take is multi-disciplinary.

OLAF is tested right here throughout the prisms of european politics and nationwide, ecu and (to a point) comparative legislation, focusing not just at the identity of present difficulties in rules and process but in addition on its positioning in the context of ecu integration. Operational matters are then widely mentioned, making this a ebook for practitioners in addition to coverage makers and academics.The e-book addresses the theoretical and sensible facets of anti-fraud activities inside either legal and civil points of public legislation. even if OLAF works inside of an incomplete european criminal framework and with various cooperation via nationwide experts, its employees have devised mechanisms that handle a few of these concerns. however, ideas overlaying procedural and operational matters might want to be safeguarded inside destiny legislation.

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