Trilogue negotiations: Revision of the OLAF Regulation

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The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO), which can carry out criminal investigations and bring indictments related to criminal offences affecting the Union’s budget in the participating Member States, was set to assume its investigative and prosecutorial tasks as of November 2020. It became therefore necessary to render the OLAF and EPPO Regulations compatible.

Against this backdrop, the Commission adopted the proposal amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as regards cooperation with the European Public Prosecutor's Office and the effectiveness of OLAF investigations. At the same time, the revision of the OLAF Regulation offered the opportunity to improve the functioning of OLAF and its investigations.

At the CONT meeting of 6 July 2020, the Rapporteur reported back to the committee about the outcome of the trilogue meetings as per Parliament's Rules of Procedure (Rule 74(3)). The first trilogue meeting took place on 5 November 2019, the second meeting on 12 December 2019, and the third meeting on 26 June 2020. The provisional agreement found on the third trilogue meeting is still to be endorsed by Coreper in the Council and CONT Committee in the Parliament.