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EPPO requests an increase in budget to allow for successful enlargement of EPPO zone

This week, the College of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) requested an increase to the EPPO’s budget for 2024 from the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission. This is an urgent request, motivated by the impending accession of new Member States (Poland and possibly Sweden) to the EPPO, as well as the acceleration of the disbursement of NextGenerationEU funding.

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Germany: EPPO cracks down on multimillion VAT fraud involving car sales

Over 80 searches were conducted yesterday and three suspects were arrested, in a probe into an alleged criminal organisation suspected of a multimillion VAT fraud involving car sales, led by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Cologne and Munich (Germany). 

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Germany: First conviction in €80 million VAT fraud involving luxury cars

A former notary was convicted on Friday (2 February 2024) by the Berlin Regional Court, for forgery and false notarisations, following an investigation into an €80 million VAT fraud involving luxury cars and medical face masks led by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Berlin (Germany).