The funds which are covered by the financial interests of the European Union account for approximately 145 bn. euro per year of the EU budget. They are exposed to multiple risks of fraud, corruption and other criminal activities also referred to as EU fraud. The purpose of this paper is to explore the link of fraud and irregularities to the detriment of EU financial interests with organised crime, the existing instruments and structures for the fight against EU fraud and to identify necessary improvements.

European Funds and their use by Organised Crime - November 2012

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