EU watchdog probes possible mismanagement of refugee funds in Greece

26 September 2018
259 Views

The EU’s anti-fraud watchdog is investigating the potential misuse of EU funds meant to provide food for refugees in Greece, a spokesperson for the agency said Tuesday.

The news follows the detention on Saturday of three journalists from Greek newspaper Fileleftheros following a libel suit filed by the country’s defence minister about an article alleging mishandling of EU funds meant for reception centres for migrants.

A spokesperson for the European Anti-Fraud Agency (OLAF) declined to go into detail about the investigation or say whether it was related to the newspaper allegations.

The investigation into “alleged irregularities concerning the provision of EU-funded food for refugees in Greece” was launched following information submitted by the European Commission’s directorate-general for migration and home affairs in 2017, the spokesperson said.

more at politico.eu

You may be interested

Greek islands and Halkidiki in top low-cost “5-star” destinations
GREECE
shares11 views
GREECE
shares11 views

Greek islands and Halkidiki in top low-cost “5-star” destinations

Panos - Apr 24, 2019

The Greek islands and Halkidiki are among the top 8 “five-star” budget-friendly holiday destinations in the world for this summer,…

Teen sues Apple for $1bn accusing AI of leading to his false arrest
WORLD
shares19 views
WORLD
shares19 views

Teen sues Apple for $1bn accusing AI of leading to his false arrest

Panos - Apr 24, 2019

A student is suing Apple Inc for $1bn, claiming that its in-store AI led to his mistaken arrest. Ousmane Bah,…

African dust to cover Greece on Wednesday
GREECE
shares16 views
GREECE
shares16 views

African dust to cover Greece on Wednesday

Panos - Apr 24, 2019

The atmosphere will be suffocating with African dust hitting large parts of Greece on Wednesday, according to the latest weather…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.