The Directorate for the Prevention and Investigation of Corruption and Fraud is the specialized structure of the Ministry of National Defence that ensures specific measures are established and implemented for the prevention, investigation, recording and reporting economic and financial errors, abuse and fraud, for the recovery of damages caused. This way, it protects and contributes to the protection and completion of the defence patrimony.
The steps taken to this effect are in compliance with the recommendations and the provisions of EU Council on corruption, the UN conventions and GRECO (The Group of States against Corruption) guidelines.
The Directorate for the Prevention and Investigation of Corruption and Fraud reports directly to the defence minister and was created by the reorganization of the Section for fraud prevention and control.
The establishemnt of the directorate came in response to measures taken at national level, where corruption is considered a risk factor for national security as stipulated in Strategia de securitate naţională [The National Security Strategy], approved by the Supreme Council for National Defence, in February 2005.
The guidelines of the activity for the prevention and investigation of corruption and fraud are:
Address: Ministry of National Defence
110 Izvor St. (temporary), Sector 5, Bucureşti
Phone/fax: +4021 319 55 94; +4021 319 56 20, extension: 1011 218; 1011 140