Mr. Francesco Albore, Head of Unit of the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) Francesco Albore, currently Head of Unit of the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) Unit B.5, firstly joined OLAF in 2005 as Seconded National Expert, in his capacity of high official of Carabinieri. He was detached to Brussels following the operational experiences gained in the Carabinieri Command for Agriculture and Alimentary Polices, the national specialised investigative body competent for detection and investigation of fraud in relation to EU funds and agriculture, as well as the food sector. Francesco Albore has developed a meaningful experience in the fight against organised crime from the early 90s, when he was posted to Sicily as responsible for an under-cover Investigation Unit. He was involved in the most important investigations against Mafia and all forms of corruption or other serious crimes against the national and EU budget. In Sicily, he contributed to successful operations which led to substantial seizures of goods and to the arrest of many criminals linked to criminal organisations, including absconding criminals. At present, he is serving as official in OLAF. The mission of the European Anti-Fraud Office is threefold: it protects the financial interests of the European Union (EU) by investigating fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities; it detects and investigates serious matters relating to the discharge of professional duties by members and staff of the EU institutions and bodies that could result in disciplinary or criminal proceedings and it supports the EU institutions, in particular the European Commission, in the development and implementation of anti-fraud legislation and policies. By performing its mission as effectively as possible OLAF contributes to the efforts made by the EU Institutions to guarantee that the best use is made of taxpayers’ money. In particular, Unit B.5 is operational in the fight against serious irregularities or fraud in the Agriculture and Structural Funds sectors in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Romania.