This book provides answers to the following questions. Is there a bright future ahead for a European Public Prosecutor's Office? If so, is the regulation establishing the office sufficiently clear and balanced to attain that goal? Moreover, will the office be able to effectively fight fraud now damaging the EU's budget and will it respect the fundamental rights of the parties involved? Included are issues ranging from EU substantive and procedural criminal law, combatting EU fraud, the distribution of competences in European law enforcement, EU fundamental rights, to forum choice. The book's aim is to inform academics, policy-makers and criminal law practitioners about key issues surrounding the attribution of prosecutorial powers to an entirely remodelled European Union body. In doing so, it sheds light on this body, as fundamentally changed by the Council, which will undoubtedly have a greater impact on the European criminal justice system than the European Arrest Warrant ever did. Dr. Willem Geelhoed is Assistant Professor in criminal law and criminal procedure at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and Drs. Leendert H. Erkelens and Prof. Mr. Arjen W.H. Meij are both Visiting Research Fellow at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague in The Netherlands, while the latter is also Honorary Professor at the University of Luxembourg.
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Chapter 1. Introduction Part I. General Perspectives on the EPPO: From the Outside and the Inside Chapter 2. Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO): Introductory Remarks Chapter 3. EPPO - Developments under the Presidency of The Netherlands Chapter 4. European Public Prosecutor's Office - A View on the State of Play and Perspectives from the European Parliament Part II. Scholarly Perspective on the EPPO: Constitutional, Regulatory and Institutional Issues Chapter 5. The Establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office: Between "Better Regulation" and Subsidiarity Concerns Chapter 6. The European Public Prosecutor's Office and Human Rights Chapter 7. A Blunt Weapon for the EPPO? The Long Story of the (Progressively Stifled) Directive on the Protection of the Union's Financial Interests By Means of Criminal Law Chapter 8. Ancillary Crimes and Ne Bis in Idem Chapter 9. Towards an Inconsistent European Regime of Cross-Border Evidence: EPPO Investigations and the European Investigation Order Chapter 10. Forum Choice and Judicial Review Under the EPPO's Legislative Framework Chapter 11. Relations Between the EPPO and Eurojust - Still a Privileged Partnership? Part III. Summa Summarum: Assessing EPPO's Raison d'Ȇtre in the Light of the Debates Annex 1. EPPO's Raison d'Ȇtre: The Challenge of the Insertion of an EU Body in Procedures Mainly Governed by National Law Annex 2. The European Public Prosecutor's Office: A Chronicle of a Failure Foreseen. Appendix.
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