ArmInfo. The European Union Delegation in Armenia has informed the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) about potential irregularities in relation to projects in Armenia funded by the European Union. OLAF investigated and informed the Armenian authorities, which, at the former's recommendation, have been conducting their own investigation. One member of staff of the European Union Delegation in Armenia has been detained in connection with this ongoing investigation.
The European Union is fully committed to combatting corruption and organised crime and will continue to support a full, effective and transparent investigation of any suspected irregularities.
To remind, Armenian Investigative Committee's Main department on important cases continues preliminary investigation on the criminal case initiated on the fact of monetary means theft in large size from grants' means, released from EU delegation in Armenia, Armenian IC press service informs. "Within the framework of preliminary investigation, on April 26, 2017 Marine Papyan, the coordinator of EU grant programs in Armenia was arrested accused of money theft in large size from grants' meant, released from EU delegation in Armenia", the department's state reads. As it was informed earlier, IC investigates criminal case on grants' money theft, released from EU delegation in Armenia. Within the criminal l case 13 people are being suspected, 3 of them are wanted.