The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) does not hold a comprehensive record of EU fraud allegations. Such allegations are addressed to the EU Commission. The Government fully support the Commission’s work on this issue.
However, I can confirm that the FCO Europe Directorate does hold the following information compiled when there was public interest in two cases on 9 December 2005:
The European Commission (EC) Staff Regulations require EC staff to raise any concerns they have with either the Director-General of their institution, the Secretary-General, “persons in equivalent positions”, or the independent European Anti-Fraud Office.
Ms Schmidt-Brown recently took a case to the European Court of Justice’s Court of First Instance. The Court ruled against her. It would not be appropriate to comment on the Court’s judgement.
Mr. Tillack filed a complaint against the European Anti-Fraud Office at the European Court of Justice’s Court of First Instance. The Court rejected his case. It would not be appropriate to comment on the Court’s judgement.