OLAF’s role in the fight against fraud in the European Union: do too many cooks spoil the broth?

@article{Quirke2010OLAFsRI,
  title={OLAF’s role in the fight against fraud in the European Union: do too many cooks spoil the broth?},
  author={Brendan Quirke},
  journal={Crime, Law and Social Change},
  year={2010},
  volume={53},
  pages={97-108}
}
  • B. Quirke
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Law
  • Crime, Law and Social Change
This article discusses the role of OLAF in the fight against fraud in the European Union (EU) by examining (1) its powers and capacity to coordinate the activities of anti-fraud agencies in the twenty seven member states and (2) the constraints which prevent OLAF from operating in a more effective manner. It also analyses OLAF’s relationship with other transnational agencies such as Eurojust and Europol and highlights the degree of fragmentation which exists among the many actors involved in… 

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