Press releases

The Valencian Antifraud Agency organizes training actions in schools and institutes of the Valencian Community

València, January 26, 2022.- The "Nuestra Señora de la Salud-Maristas" school in Algemesí has ​​been the first school to hold ...
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Web seminar ‘The role of the media in front of corruption’

On the occasion of the celebration of Journalist's Day, on January 24, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has organized a web ...
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Institutional meeting between the Valencian Academy of Language and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency

The president of the Valencian Academy of Language, Ramon Ferrer, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, ...
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The Castellón Provincial Council and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency sign a collaboration agreement

Last December the Castellón Provincial Council and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency signed a collaboration agreement thanks to which the AVAF ...
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The deadline for transposition of the European Whistleblower Directive ends without the Government of Spain having carried out the transposition work

València, December 17, 2021.- Today, December 17, the deadline for the transposition into the Spanish legal system of European Directive ...
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Joan Llinares on podcast “Desde dentro”

The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, took part in the podcast "Desde dentro" on Transparent Government.You can ...
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The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency organizes a Seminar for its 5th anniversary and brings together the political class, experts, civil society and anti-corruption agencies from all over Spain

Valencia, November 29, 2021.- The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency has organized a seminar to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the approval ...
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The Valencia Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency will collaborate to help city councils develop their anti-fraud plans

The president of the Valencian Federation of Provincial Municipalities, Rubén Alfaro, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan ...
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The Valencia City Council is the first Valencian public institution that will connect its website to the complaints box of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency

València, november 19, 2021.- The Valencia City Council, represented by the Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Transparency and Open Government, ...
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The “protection of whistleblowers” against cases of fraud and corruption starred in the UV-AVAF conference

"Protection of whistleblowers" gathered in the Old Torrent Market and via streaming about 100 people, including public employees, university community ...
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Llinares joins Catalonia and the Balearic Islands to share anti-corruption strategies

LEVANTE. EMV | Carlos Alós. Valencia  | 18.08.2018

The Agency against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community directed by the lawyer Joan Llinares has sealed an alliance with the homonymous entities of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands to weave agreements that develop strategies to anticipate corruption cases that may arise in the three territories . The agreement states that the three entities will establish communication and collaboration channels that will be maintained permanently with the aim that the three offices can be more effective in the fight against corruption. Llinare0s believes that in this way it gains in efficiency since fraud cases may arise that have ramifications in other territories.

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An approach to corruption, today

InfoLibre.es | Carlos Jimenez Villarejo  | 18.06.2018

A year ago the Report of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office was published, which reported on its activity in 2016. And it recounted, in summary, the problem that is the subject of the 420 processes for the most serious forms of corruption in which said Prosecutor’s Office had been intervening that year; figure that, without a doubt, will have already increased. (… /…)

THE AGENCY OF THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY (created by Autonomous Law 11/2016, of November 28), represents a great advance in the procedural approach to the fight against corruption within the corresponding competence framework. A substantial part of said law should be assumed by state laws on the matter.

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Corruption does not travel alone

Valenciaplaza.com | Opinion – Regina Laguna  | València | 29.05.2018 Sadness. That is the feeling that overwhelms us. Valencian society has been broken in half. Continue reading the full text of the news

Former prosecutor Jimenez Villarejo will give a conference after the screening of “Corruption: the harmful organism”

ABC.ES | València | 28.05.2018

The documentary collects testimonies from people linked to various spheres of power who have suffered and denounced this crime.

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The invisible heroes of the “Gürtel case”

ELPAIS.com | Pablo Ordaz | Madrid  | 27.05.2018

The political pressures to blow up the process against Bárcenas and his cronies ran into the unswerving will of public servants to do their job.

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The Filmoteca receives Jiménez Villarejo and shows a documentary on corruption

LAS PROVINCIAS | EP | València | 27.05.2018

The Valencian Institute of Culture (IVC) is hosting today at the Filmoteca a free and unique screening of “Corruption: the harmful organism”, a documentary written and directed by Teresa Soler and Albert Sanfeliu.

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“The corruption we know is only the tip of the iceberg”

CADENA SER | Manuel Gil | València | 27.05.2018

This is what says the director of the Anti-Fraud Agency of the Valencian Community, Joan Llinares, who insists that we must stop putting “the garbage under the carpets”

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Corruption reports are not only confidential, they can already be anonymous

ELDIARIO.ES | Adolf Beltrán | València | 25.05.2018

The Valencian Antifraud Agency sets up a mailbox with a technology that protects the source in such a way that no one, not even those responsible for the agency, can know who the informant is.

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The complaints box of the Anti-Fraud Agency is born, to help citizens “uncover” cases of corruption

20minutos | EUROPA PRESS | València | 24.05.2018

The Anti-Fraud Agency has presented its complaints box on Thursday that will allow citizens and public employees to help “uncover” corruption cases.

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The director of the Anti-Fraud Agency regrets that Zaplana will only be caught for a tax offense and asks for a change in the law.

ELDIARIO.ES | Toni Cuquerella | València | 23.05.2018

Joan Llinares warns that the prescription of these crimes is a “hole through which crimes of corruption are exonerated”

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Joan Llinares: “The prescription should not be applied to corruption”

Valenciaplaza | Marta Gozalbo | València | 14.05.2018 Interview with the director of the Anti-Fraud Agency Continue reading the full text of the news

Eight officials ask for the protection of the anti-fraud agency in three months

LEVANTE | Carlos Alós | València | 17.04.2018

Llinares appears in the Corts and denounces that there are administrations, without citing them, that do not collaborate.

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The director of the Valencian Antifraud Agency asks PSPV and Bloc not to hide behind the prescription

EL PAIS | Ignacio Zafra | València | 17.04.2018

Joan Llinares urges the two political parties to examine their funding outside of the judicial file.

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The Valencian Antifraud Agency proposes a pact against corruption with mandatory prevention plans

ELDIARIO.ES | Adolf Beltrán | València | 02.04.2018

The institution investigates in its first months of operation 35 complaints, two of them anonymous, and protects a municipal auditor

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Joan Llinares, former director of Palu: “Artur Mas’s explanations do not seem enough to me”

Lasexta.com | Madrid | 22.03.2018

The treasurers are not the ones who decide the strategies.

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“Corruption is denounced, no matter the flag that is covered with, with four bars or two colors”

ELMUNDO.es | Juan Nieto | València | 12.11.2017 Interview with Joan Llinares director of the Anti-Fraud Agency Continue reading the full text of the news

Llinares: “To see the Anticorruption Agency unnecessary is to ask that it continue the same”

ELMUNDO.es | EFE | València | 17.09.2017 Interview with Joan Llinares director of the Anti-Fraud Agency Continue reading the full text of the news

Joan Llinares, the lawyer who looks under the rugs

EL PAIS | Miquel Alberola | Madrid | 25.05.2017

After the looting of the «Palau case» emerged, he will direct the Agency against Fraud in the Valencian Community.

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Joan Llinares will be the director of the Anti-Fraud Agency

Valenciaplaza | Marta Gozalbo | València | 23.05.2017 Ciudadanos will second the candidate who supports the tripartite. Continue reading the full text of the news

Corruption and merit

ELPAIS.com | Opinion – Antonio Muñoz Molina  | 09.11.2014

The discredit and deterioration of the public function favor the exercise of political arbitrariness and corrupt decisions. Building a professional, lean, and efficient administration is difficult, but not impossible.

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Image Gallery
February 9, 2018. The Director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan A. Llinares, the director of the Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia, Miguel Àngel Gimeno, the Regional Minister of the Galícia Council of Counts, Beatriz Rodríguez the director of the Office against Frau i la Corrupció – Madrid City Council, Carlos Granados at the round table “The function of the Anti-Fraud Agencies” moderated by Zulima Pérez Seguí, Autonomous Secretariat for Transparency. Conference: “Public corruption: the response of the law”. Organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia and the Department of Transparency, Social Responsibility, Participation and Cooperation of the Generalitat Valenciana.
February 8, 2018. The directors of the Anti-fraud Agencies of the Valencian Community (Joan A. Llinares), Catalonia (Miguel Àngel Gimeno), the Balearic Islands (Jaime Far) and Madrid (Carlos Granados) visit Les Corts Valencianes accompanied by the president of the institution, Enric Morera
December 20, 2017. Joan Llinares and Julio Guiral President of the Association for the Defense of the Aragonese Public Function at the Public Library of Zaragoza. Commemoration of the International Day against Corruption
December 15, 2017. Joan Llinares, among the organizers of the 1st International Congress on the History of Political Corruption in Contemporary Spain (19th – 21st centuries). Born, Center de Cultura i Memòria de Barcelona
December 12, 2017. World Internet Day event. Assembly Hall of the Consell Jurídic Consultiu de València.
November 23, 2017. The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency took part in the II international seminar on Transparency: Promoting good governance organized by the Transparency Agency of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Barcelona.
November 22, 2017. Fibgar Zero Corruption Conference. Zero Corruption: Discussions on the application of software for the fight against corruption. Ignasi Villalonga Room. Faculty of Economics of the University of València
November 8, 2017. Hearing of the Molt Honorable President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig i Ferrer to Joan Antoni Llinares i Gomez, director of the Agency for the prevention and fight against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community
October 26, 2017. Conference “Citizenship Against Corrupció” in Castelló (Casa dels Caragols) organized by the Observatori Ciutadà contra la Corrupció. In the photo: Joan Ignasi Pastor of the Observatori Ciutadà contra la Corrupció, Amparo Panadero, journalist and Joan Llinares, director of the Valencian Community Agency for the prevention and fight against Fraud and Corruption.
October 24, 2017. Participants of the Conference “Citizenship against corruption”. at the door of the University of Alicante. Organized by the Observatori Ciutadà contra la Corrupció.
October 19, 2017. Teatre Micalet de València, Joan Llinares, director of the Agency for the prevention and fight against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community, intervenes in a Conference entitled “Citizenship against corruption”.
October 18, 2017. Joan Llinares gives a lecture at Las Naves, Valencia, in the technical workshop to raise awareness about the code of ethics in administration for officials of the Valencia City Council.
October 17, 2017. The director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participates in the technical conference dedicated to the Alert System for the prevention of Corruption in the Ausias March room of the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia.
July 6, 2017. Course “Alertadors de la corrupció”. Organized by the Consorci Universitat Internacional Menéndez Pelayo Barcelona (CUIMPB) – Center Ernest Lluch and the Anti-fraud Office of Catalonia (OAC).
June 30, 2017. Joan Llinares takes office as director of the Agency for the Prevention and Fight against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community. Palau de Les Corts.