European Prosecutor's Office reveals misuse of EU funds in Bulgaria

European Prosecutor's Office reveals misuse of EU funds in Bulgaria

Under an investigation by the European Prosecutor's Office for the misuse of European funds, 4 people have been detailed for 24 hours in Bulgaria on February 15, the European Prosecutor's Office reported, quoted by BNT. It is an organized criminal group investigated in December last year by the Specialized Prosecutor's Office.

Police officers from the General Directorate for Fighting Organized Crime have conducted searches of homes and offices in Plovdiv - a large amount of documents, about 11,000 euros in cash, computer servers and telephones were seized.

Several people are suspected of providing false information about receiving European funds from the European Social Fund, as well as under the measure "Support to micro and small enterprises to overcome the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic."

The exact amount of damage to the EU budget is still being assessed and no charges have been filed yet.

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