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EU anti-fraud programme 2021-2027 [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Martin Svášek (1st edition),

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On 30 May 2018, the European Commission published a proposal for a regulation establishing an EU anti-fraud programme under the new 2021 to 2027 multiannual financial framework (MFF). The regulation would replace the Hercule III programme currently in force. The European Court of Auditors (ECA) published a special opinion concerning the proposal on 15 November 2018. The BUDG committee adopted its opinion for CONT on 23 November 2018 and the CONT committee issued its draft report on 26 November 2018. More than 30 amendments were tabled ahead of the vote on the report in the CONT committee on 29 January 2019. The vote in plenary is expected to take place in February 2019.

The Commission is proposing to streamline budgetary management in the area of protection of the EU’s financial interests by grouping the Hercule III programme together with Anti-Fraud Information System (AFIS) and Irregularity Management System (IMS) operational activities. However, the proposed EU anti-fraud programme does not specify possible maximum co-financing rates for eligible actions. The proposal has also been criticised for its lack of specific and measurable objectives and its vague performance indicators, as well as for not having indicated the frequency of performance reporting. The amendments proposed by the ECA, and also by the BUDG and CONT committees attempt to tackle these issues. Moreover, both Parliament committees are in favour of increasing the budget for this programme.


Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the EU anti-fraud programme
Committee responsible: Budgetary Control (CONT) COM(2018) 386 of 30.5.2018
Rapporteur: José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra (EPP, Spain) 2018/0211(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs: Arndt Kohn (S&D, Germany)
Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR, Poland)
Nedzhmi Ali (ALDE, Bulgaria)
Marco valli (EFDD, Italy)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: First-reading vote in plenary
timeline-10 steps-voted in plenary


2 thoughts on “EU anti-fraud programme 2021-2027 [EU Legislation in Progress]

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    Posted by Gueorgui Stankov | May 31, 2019, 14:37


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