The Síndic de Greuges and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency sign a collaboration protocol for the implementation of their complaint boxes and protection of whistleblowers of corruption

Valencia, June 28, 2023.- The Síndic de Greuges of the Valencian Community, Ángel Luna, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have signed a collaboration protocol between both institutions with the aim of complying with the requirements of the new Law 2/2023 on the protection of people reporting corruption,  better known as the Whistleblowing law.

Among the actions that will be implemented within the framework of this collaboration is the one that Síndic de Greuges will provide as an external communication channel the Agency’s complaints mailbox that will appear in a visible place on its website.

The Agency shall assist and advise on the implementation of the technology necessary to connect to the Agency’s reporting box; in the establishment of the internal information channel, in measures of support and protection for whistleblowers of corruption and in the realization of training actions.

The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, has declared that “the signing of this agreement between the Síndic de Greuges and the Agency is an example of the collaboration between institutions to work together not only in the prevention and fight against fraud and corruption but also in the creation of ethics and public integrity”.


The AVAF participates in the training of the personnel of the National Anti-Fraud Coordination Service


Gustavo Segura, director of Analysis and Investigation of the AVAF, has participated in the course of the National Anti-Fraud Coordination Service “Administrative Investigation Techniques” on Friday, June 23, 2023.

“Valencian Antifraud Agency and Fraud Investigations” has been the conference given by the AVAF in which the participants have been able to learn about the methodology used in the Agency’s investigations.

This course has been organized by the National Anti-Fraud Coordination Service and the Institute of Fiscal Studies, whose recipients have been the staff of the National Anti-Fraud Coordination Service of the Ministry of Finance and Public Function.

The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, with its participation in this new training initiative, continues with its presence in highly specialized training courses in the field of fraud investigation and prevention and the fight against corruption.

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The Valencia Anti-Fraud Agency facilitates the recovery of 29 million euros in 3 years and keeps 30 individuals and 1 legal person (company) protected

Valencia, June 23, 2023. Today, June 23, is the World Day of the Whistleblower of Corruption and the Agency has organized for this reason a day to commemorate this celebration that coincides with the enactment this year of Law 2/2023 on the protection of the whistleblower of corruption. 

The main conference of the day was given by Alba Lema, international president of the World Compliance Association. Alba Lema specializes in the implementation of compliance management systems as well as in the design and implementation of integrity and business ethics programs in organizations, both nationally and internationally.

This was followed by a round table moderated by the Agency’s Deputy Director of Legal Affairs, Teresa Clemente, with the participation of Arturo León, President of the Economic and Social Committee (ESC); Ana Móner, vice president of the Valencian Association of Consumers (AVACU), and Juan Vega, lawyer of the Agency.

The director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, opened the conference and highlighted “the importance of a day like today in which we want to value the fundamental role played by people who alert, report or report fraud and corruption”. “The Agency was the first authority in Spain to have a Protection Statute for whistleblowers of corruption and currently has 30 individuals and one legal person (company) under protection,” added Llinares.

“This effective protection of whistleblowers, together with the more than 29 million euros of recoverable amounts in the last 3 years, are undoubtedly the best guarantees of the work carried out by the Agency. To this we have to add all that intangible value that cannot be quantified in money derived from the training and prevention actions that the Agency carries out in terms of ethics and public integrity.  How many people have not committed an act of fraud and corruption knowing that there is an Agency that can investigate and prosecute this type of action?” concluded Llinares.