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EU Fraud and new Member States. The case of the Czech Republic
Brendan Quirk

New members of the European Union have been asked to bring their anti-fraud structures up to the standards of existing members within a very short period of time. This is a very tall order given the fact that they are not as economically developed as existing members, and may not have sufficient financial resources to employ to fund anti-fraud institutions and structures despite the financial aid offered from Brussels. The Czech Republic`s EU anti-fraud efforts began with three people and these have grown to a nation-wide effort from relatively humble beginnings. The Supreme Prosecutors Office which co-ordinates anti-fraud efforts has suffered from a lack of po-litical support at home as well as a lack of support from Brussels. This paper will consider the experience of the Czech Republic in the fight against EU fraud and seek to draw wider lessons which will be of relevance to new members such as Romania and Bulgaria as well as prospective members of the EU.

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The Cross-Border Crime Colloquium is an annual event since 1999. It brings together experts on international organised (economic) crime to discuss the latest developments in empirical research, legislation and law enforcement, with a special geographical focus on Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. The Colloquia aim at building bridges in three respects: between East and West Europe, between scholars and practitioners, and between old and young.
2019Olsztyn, Poland
2021Kongsvinger, Norway (Virtual)
2019Utrecht, the Netherlands
2018Kharkiv, Ukraine
2017Bratislava, Slovakia
2016Newcastle, United Kingdom
2015Prague, Czech Republic
2014Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2013Cambridge, United Kingdom
2012Manchester, United Kingdom
2011Tilburg, The Netherlands
2009Ghent, Belgium
2008Beograd, Serbia
2007Prague, Czech Republic
2006Tallinn, Estonia
2005Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2004Berlin, Germany
2003Ainring, Germany
2002Ljubljana, Slovenia
2001Bratislava, Slovakia
2000Budapest, Hungary
1999Prague, Czech Republic

The 22nd Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by the The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland on 10 and 11 October 2022. We will soon share the agenda and details on how to attend.
For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Joanna Banach-Gutierrez:
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