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New FRC Member Co-Authors New Study on European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) for European Commission

  • January 9, 2017

Dr Chloé Brière, a new FRC Member, has recently co-authored a study for DG Internal Policies, Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs Department. 


The study, entitled Towards a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) provides an overview of the current proposed Council Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and addresses i) the institutional design of the EPPO and main related issues; ii) EPPO’s material scope of competence; iii) the EPPO’s procedural framework (section 3) and finally its relations with partners.


The study aims to assess whether the EPPO, as it is currently envisaged, would fit the objectives assigned to it, whether it will have some (even limited) added value, and whether it will be able to function efficiently and in full respect of fundamental rights. Considering the power of the European Parliament to consent or not to the adoption of the final text, the authors highlight the different points for which this institution should continue to closely follow the evolution of negotiations, to express its view and to ask for amendments or reopening of discussions on the most critical points.