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This morning in Sicily, the Carabinieri (Italy’s military police) of Palermo placed three suspects under house arrest as part of an investigation by the Palermo office of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). The three suspects – two public officials and one private accountant – were arrested for unlawful inducement to give or promise money.

At the beginning of this month (4 July 2022), Maribor Local Court (Okrajno sodišče v Mariboru) issued a verdict with a punitive order, regarding the first indictment of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) case in Slovenia. All three accused – two natural persons and one legal entity – were found guilty of attempted fraud to the detriment of the EU budget.

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) has launched an investigation against three Croatian nationals on suspicion of receiving and giving bribes. All three suspected persons were arrested yesterday (14 July 2022) at the EPPO’s request, following investigative activities conducted in cooperation with Croatia’s National Police Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime.

Today, 14 July, three people were arrested in Croatia on suspicion of receiving and giving bribes in connection with the use of EU funds. The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), in cooperation with Croatia’s National Police Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime, is currently conducting urgent evidence-collecting activities in this regard.

On 8 July, €2 million were seized in a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) investigation into fraud concerning EU agricultural funds in Sardinia (Italy). The Nuoro Group of the Guardia di Finanza (Gruppo Nuoro della Guardia di Finanza) carried out the preventive seizure order in Nuoro (Sardinia) and in some neighbouring villages.