22nd Mar 2023


Olaf sought to recover over €500m last year

The EU's anti-fraud office Olaf sought to recover €527.4m to the EU budget in 2021, it said in annual report published on Wednesday. "Human health and safety, and the environment, are increasingly collateral damage of fraud schemes," said Olaf's director-general Ville Itälä, in a statement. Olaf's investigations are shared with national authorities. It is then up to national authorities to pursue the cases.

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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