Episode 8 : OLAF: 1 billion Euros of EU taxpayer money wanted

Give the EU back one billion euros. That’s the demand from the European Anti-Fraud Agency. The amount is misused taxpayer money the agency, also known as OLAF, says it detected in 2023 according to its annual report released this week. From irregularities at wastewater plants, misspent Covid recovery funds and smuggled cigarettes, OLAF has a lot on its plate. But what exactly is OLAF? Is it capturing the true scale of fraud across the EU? And will this stolen money ever be returned?

Europe, Day by Day is Europod‘s first daily podcast, in co-production with Sphera Network.

The executive producer of Europe, Day by Day is Alexander Damiano Ricci.

The host of Europe, Day by Day is Emma Belmonte.

The scriptwriter of this episode is Andrew Connelly.

This episode was produced and edited by Alexander Damiano Ricci.

Original soundtrack by Thomas Kusberg.

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