Jean Monnet Network on enforcement of EU law (EULEN)

Fight against EU financial fraud

WP 4 deals with the protection of the European Union’s financial interests (PIF), with a focus on the fight against fraud affecting the Union budget. A testament to the importance of such a field for EU law enforcement is the recent establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, which will be entrusted with the investigation and prosecution of fraud and other PIF crimes, and which is thus the first EU body exercising direct powers vis-à-vis the individuals in the field of criminal law. As the EU and the Member States share competences and responsibilities in the PIF domain, this WP delves into the interplay between the national, supranational, and transnational dimensions of the PIF sector. It aims to single out gaps and problems that should be addressed to strengthen the enforcement of EU rules and, more broadly, the rule of law. A strong protection of the EU budget is ultimately necessary to boost the confidence of citizens in the EU.

All themes

Advisory Board

The network also has an advisory board with internationally recognised experts in the field of enforcement:

General coordination
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. dr. Michiel Luchtman and dr. Mira Scholten)
Summer School 2022
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. Judith van Erp)
OECD (dr. Florentin Blanc)
EU competition law
The University of Warsaw, Poland
(dr. hab. Maciej Bernatt and dr. Laura Zoboli)

Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
(prof. Federico Ghezzi and prof. Mariateresa Maggiolino)

EU banking and financial services
King’s College London, the United Kingdom
(prof. Alexander H. Türk and dr. Oana Stefan)
Fight against EU financial fraud
The University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
(prof. Katalin Ligeti and mr. Fabio Giuffrida)