Fraud is an act of deception committed to obtain personal gain or to cause a loss to another party (See Article 3(2) of Directive (EU) 2017/1371).
An irregularity is an act which does not comply with EU rules and which could affect the EU's financial interests, but which could be the result of genuine errors both by the beneficiaries who applied for funds and by the authorities responsible for making the payments. Deliberate irregularities are cases of fraud (for details, read Article 1 of Council Regulation No. 2988/95).
Șeful Autorității de Management pentru Programul Regional Nord-Vest declară toleranță zero pentru fraudă și corupție.