Valencia. January 20, 2021. The President of the Valencian Corts, Enric Morera, this morning received the Director of the Agency for the Prevention and Fight against Fraud and Corruption of the Valencian Community, Joan Llinares, to talk about work and the advances of an agency that has been a pioneer and leader in the Spanish State. Among other issues, the President of the Autonomous Chamber and the head of the anti-fraud entity have analyzed the incidence of the entity’s work in the transposition of European regulations to the internal sphere of the Valencian administration and also to companies.
In the words of President Morera, “the agency created in the last legislature has taken very important steps and has positioned us as the leading autonomy in the prevention of corruption and fraud in the institutions. In fact, we have to bear in mind that with the creation of the agency we were three years ahead of the European standard in this regard and we continue to be the guide for anti-fraud agencies throughout the state. ” Along these lines, the President of the Corts considers it very important that the agency guarantees the protection of witnesses who denounce corruption.
The Director of the Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, recalled that the body he directs has been the forerunner of the creation of a network of Spanish agencies and that they work very closely with the European network, EPAC-ACN. All these actions, in the words of President Morera, “have contributed a lot to the recovery of the reputational credit of Valencian public institutions. As proof, in the last Memory of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Valencian Community, presented in the Corts, there is a notable drop in crimes in the public sphere ”.
In today’s meeting, aspects that can improve the accessibility and democratic quality of Valencian institutions have been analyzed. Also, the Director of the Anti-Fraud Agency has informed President Morera that he plans to present the 2020 report to the Corts during the month of April of this year.