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Protection Financial International :  The Fight Against Fraud and Corruption; European Monographs - Simone White

Protection Financial International

The Fight Against Fraud and Corruption; European Monographs

Paperback Published: May 1998
ISBN: 9789041196477
Number Of Pages: 244

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This book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of legal and political progress toward the protection of the financial interests of the European Community. Historically, progress has been uneven due to the sectoral approach adopted. On the expenditure side of the EC budget, the most regulated area remains the EAGGF-Guarantee Section Fund. By contrast, procurement fraud of the Structural Funds, sometimes involving corruption of officials, is rife in many Member States. On the income side, control of VAT rests mainly with the Member States. The near collapse of the transit system has made collection of duties more difficult, stimulating proposals for computerization of the transit system and improvements in Customs strategies. All Member States have experienced difficulties in recovering EC funds through irregularities: a case study is offered, comparing British and Danish approaches to recovery.The author also describes and evaluates more far-reaching developments and prospects. An EC penal-administrative space has been created which some penalists regard as a fore-runner to a European Criminal Legal Space. Acknowledging both the attractions and difficulties inherent in such a project, the author focuses attention back to existing First Pillar competencies for EC fraud. For example in relation to VAT and excise regimes, the organisation of Customs, and recovery of funds, deeper integration would reduce criminal opportunities. The book concludes with a review of the Amsterdam Treaty from this perspective.This book is designed for professionals, teachers, students, and researchers, especially those whose interest in EC institutions and law overlaps in the investigation of so-called 'white collar crime'. However, the book should also be of interest to all those concerned with the integrity and development of the European Union in general.

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Tables
Introductionp. 1
Evolution of Control and Institutions' Rolesp. 5
Evolution of Control: A Panoramic Viewp. 7
The Institutions and the Fight Against Fraudp. 23
The Control of Income and Expenditure Fraudp. 45
The Control of Fraud Affecting EC Revenuep. 47
The Control of Fraud Affecting EC Expenditurep. 77
Recovering Unwarranted Paymentsp. 101
The Recovery of Unwarranted Paymentsp. 103
Widening the Enforcement Agendap. 145
Procurement, International Trade and Corruptionp. 147
Enlargement of the European Unionp. 173
Current Proposals for Development of the Legal Spacep. 177
The Treaty of Amsterdam: Post-IGC Considerationsp. 187
Conclusionp. 199
Appendicesp. 201
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviationsp. 203
Council Regulation 2988/95p. 205
Corpus Jurisp. 211
Table of Casesp. 225
Bibliography of Official Publicationsp. 229
Bibliography of Other Textsp. 235
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ISBN: 9789041196477
ISBN-10: 9041196471
Series: European Monographs Series Set
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: May 1998
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37

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