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Estimated damages to EU budget in ongoing EPPO investigations: almost €4.5 billion

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Since the EPPO started its operations on 1 June 2021, it has registered more than 1700 crime reports from participating EU Member States and private parties. 300 investigations have been opened, with some crime reports still under evaluation. The damage to the EU budget that is estimated to have occurred as a result of the activities currently under investigation is almost €4.5 billion.