(19 September 2018) - The College of Commissioners has today decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled ‘Stop fraud and abuse of EU funds'.

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The proposed Citizens' Initiative calls for the application of enhanced controls and stricter sanctions in Member States which are not part of the European Public Prosecutor's Office to protect the Union's financial interests.

The College Decision notes that statements of support should be collected on the understanding that they would be supporting proposals which do not differentiate between Member States solely according to their participation or non-participation in the European Public Prosecutor's Office.

The College has also today decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled ‘Eat ORIGINal! Unmask your food'. The stated objective of the Initiative is to impose mandatory declarations of origin for all food products in order to prevent fraud, protect public health and guarantee consumers' right to information.

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