More than £670 million of EU spending was lost to fraud last year, new figures have revealed.
The false claims were concentrated in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary,
Olaf, the EU’s anti-fraud office said, as it uncovered €888 million of
rogue spending. It is a slight decline from €901 million last year but amounts to a major jump from €284 million in 2012. Four in ten EU officials found to have been implicated in fraud were
not punished by their employers and only a handful were dismissed, the
report also finds."