CONT-LIBE Joint Hearing: candidates for the Chief European Public Prosecutor Office

CONT LIBE
Brussels, Jozsef Antall (4Q2)
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Members of the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) and in the Committee for Civil Liberties Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) held a hearing of the three candidates for the position European Chief Prosecutor, selected pursuant to Article 14 of the EPPO Regulation.

The EPPO which, is expected to be operational at the end of 2020, will be an independent office in charge of investigating, prosecuting and bringing to justice crimes against the EU budget; such as fraud, corruption or cross-border VAT fraud above 10 million euros.

The EPPO central office will be based in Luxembourg, along with the Chief Prosecutor and a College of Prosecutors from all participating countries. They will be head the day-to-day criminal investigations carried out by the delegated prosecutors in all participating member states.