Subsidy Fraud in German Criminal Law and the Protection of the Financial Interests of the European Communities
Posted: 25 Jul 2005
Date Written: July 9, 2005
Since the European Communities at the time being lack sufficient legislative competencies to protect their financial interests it is up to the member states to do so, albeit also based on EC law. In this article we examine 264 of the German Criminal Code prohibiting subsidy fraud. From the development of the norm we continue to its objective and subjective requirements as well as its applicability with regard to European subsidies. Among the other issues addressed are the punishment for subsidy fraud as well as the relationship between this norm and others.
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Keywords: Subsidy Fraud, Europe, European Community, Communities, European Union, German, Germany, Criminal
JEL Classification: K42, K33
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