The European Court of Auditors (ECA) wants to launch an audit of how the European Commission manages the risk of fraud in EU spending. The audit will focus on fraud prevention and fraud response and will include contributions from NGOs, academics and prosecutors, as well as Europol and Eurojust.

In October 2016 already, the new EC president, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, has warned that the European institutions have, to a degree, lost the trust of EU citizens. Lehnee said that, in the months and years...

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