The European Public Prosecutor’s Office: strategies for coping with complexity

Hartmut Aden, Maria-Luisa Sanchez-Barrueco, Paul Stephenson

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This study analyses challenges related to the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) as enhanced cooperation among the current 22 Member States and discusses possible solutions for coping with them. Complexity is identified as a main challenge owing to the EPPO’s specific multilevel structure, the relationship between the EPPO and non-participating Member States, and the fact that the EPPO Regulation leaves many procedural rules to the law of the Member State in which an investigation takes place. Depending on the nature of the challenge, the suggested strategies to cope with
complexity encompass legislative, administrative, and monitoring measures.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherPolicy Department on Budgetary Affairs
Number of pages110
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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