Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
- Report on cross-border investigation OLAF concluded
in 2017 allegations related to the potential misuse of EU funds in 31 Research
and Development projects in Hungary, including the names of the two research
centres that had artificially set up regional offices in order to be eligible for regional EU-funded projects.
- Letter on the case and/or OLAF recommendation to the Hungarian judicial authorities.
OLAF’s investigation established that two research
centres had artificially set up regional offices in
order to be eligible for regional EU-funded projects.
Dear Ms Karáth,
Please find enclosed the reply to the above mentioned subject.
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate C: Investigation Support
Unit C.4 – Legal Advice