Monaco fights social fraud

Monaco has renewed its commitment to fighting social fraud in Europe. A delegation headed by Monaco’s Ambassador to France, Christophe Steiner, took part in round table talks along with several other European countries including Belgium, Norway, Estonia, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom.

From left to righ: Valérie Bruell-Melchior, Minister-Counselor at the Monaco Embassy in France, Ludmilla Raconnat-Le-Goff, Secretary General of the Department of Social Affairs and Health and Christophe Steiner, Ambassador to the French Republic – © DR

The French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has entrusted a team to look closer at the impact social fraud has on the finances of publicly distributed funds and also to come up with ways to eliminate the problem.

Each participating country was asked to share their policies, as well as impart the means that each are using to prevent fraud from taking place.  

Monaco’s delegation explained how both the government and the Social Caisses effectively work to stop fraudsters from abusing the system, particularly in regard to social contributions (not paying tax on work being paid for), social benefits (medical, retirement, welfare) and social action. 

The meeting took place 30th July in Paris.