Prodi to boost powers at Olaf

Link: Prodi comes out fighting for Eurostat

Prodi said the EU’s anti-fraud unit, Olaf, did not function properly and he wants to set up a new watchdog in order to avoid a repeat of the Eurostat affair.

According to a report in the Financial Times, Prodi has full confidence in Franz Hermann Bruner, Olaf’s director general. But he believes the body was ‘too leisurely’ in investigating the Eurostat scandal and needs more power and autonomy.

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