On 4 July, the President of Eurojust, Mr Ladislav Hamran, hosted a visit of the Acting Director General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Mr Nicholas Ilett. The visit was organised to exchange views on the current and future cooperation between the parties.
The proposal for a new OLAF Regulation and the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) will greatly impact the existing efforts to fight crimes against the financial interests of the EU (PIF crimes). President Hamran and Acting Director General Ilett agreed that this changing landscape calls for a pragmatic approach in which both parties focus on concrete ways to achieve a more structured exchange of information.
The cooperation between Eurojust and OLAF is based on the 2008 Practical Agreement, which foresees regular meetings and information sharing to reinforce common strategies on matters of mutual interest.
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