Anti-fraud Policy

The Managing Authority (MA) of the Latvia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020 (Programme) is zero-tolerant to fraud and corruption and supports transparent financial and operational management.

As defined in Agreement on Financing and Implementation of the Programme (Art.18.2. of General Conditions), “fraud” means any intentional act or omission concerning:

  • the use or presentation of false, incorrect or incomplete, statements or documents which has as its effect the misappropriation or wrongful retention of Programme co-financing parties’ financial contributions;
  • non-disclosure of information on violation of a specific obligation, with the same effect;
  • the misuse of such funds for purposes other than those for which they are originally granted.

In order to prevent and detect acts of fraud and correct their impact on implementation of the projects co-financed by the Programme, the MA supports whistleblowing. Therefore, all information, received by the MA regarding suspicion of fraud, will be taken into account and investigated accordingly.

The MA urges anyone becoming aware of any element, which arouses suspicions of fraud or corruption, to alert such case by e-mail lat-rus.cbc@varam.gov.lv or by regular post to address Peldu street 25, Riga, LV-1494, Latvia without delay.

The identity of the whistleblower is protected.