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Fight against fraud
Protecting the financial interests of the European Union (EU) is a priority for the European institutions. The EU combats fraud with a series of legislative acts that relate to currency counterfeiting, violations of intellectual property rights and corruption – both in Europe and internationally. A specialised anti-fraud office (OLAF) is tasked with conducting anti-fraud investigations. The legal basis for the fight against fraud is Article 325 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), COCOLAF, Court of Auditors
Protecting the European Union's financial interests
Internal controls, Criminal-law protection, Administrative cooperation, Agreements with non-EU countries
Fight against counterfeiting
Protecting the euro against counterfeiting, Respecting intellectual property rights, The role of customs
Fight against corruption
European Union policy against corruption, United Nations Convention