Description: The tourism projects were aiming to enhance economic activities and improving job opportunities in different municipalities and creating possibilities for the population for alternative income. Under these projects, 3 individuals, a parent and her 2 children applied for funding, for 3 different hotels with the aim of developing tourism in the area.
Case study category: Artificial split of projects
ESI Fund(s) concerned: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
Irregularity type: Possible internal fraud within the Managing Authority.
Reporting mechanism: The irregularity was reported by the Managing Authority after the findings of the first on-the-spot-check, which concluded that the 3 hotels are used as one.
IMS reporting: Yes