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OLAF: fighting fraud in the EU and beyond JOHAN VLOGAERT AND MICHAŁ PESTA

The European Anti-Fraud Office, OLAF,1 was created on 1 June 1999 with the aim of helping European institutions2 fight fraud and financial irregularities, including where the EU has provided development assistance or aid to nonEU countries. Its mission is to protect the financial and other interests of the Community against fraud and irregular conduct liable to result in administrative or criminal proceedings.3