Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

    Protection of EU budget moves up a gear with the agreement on EU anti-fraud system for 2021-2027 adopted today by Parliament

    MEPs approved today the new EU anti-fraud programme, a crucial reform that aims to boost the fight against fraud and corruption detrimental to the EU budget.

    The new programme with an annual budget of €181.2 million euros until 2027, puts together the three existing tools in a more efficient and consistent system: the EU Commission’s Irregularities Management System (IMS), the only existing database of irregularities; the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), for a biometric identification; and the Hercule programme, which funds hundreds of actions, projects and initiatives run by the Member States every year.

    The Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached an agreement on the project in December 2020. MEPs are expected to follow the Budgetary Control Committee’s positive recommendation on the issue.