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The European Public Prosecutor's Office

The Challenges Ahead

  • Lorena Bachmaier Winter


  • Absolute novelty of the topic: first book on European Procesutor's Office after the adoption by the Justice and Home Council

  • Combines research work and practitioner's view

  • Provides guidelines for a very relevant European institution


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii

About this book


This book explores the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), the creation of which was approved in the Regulation adopted by the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council on 12 October 2017. 

The EPPO will be an independent European prosecution office tasked with investigating and prosecuting those crimes defined in the recently adopted Regulation 2017/1371 on combating fraud against the Union’s financial interests by means of criminal law. As such, it will be a new actor on the EU landscape, governed by the principle of loyal cooperation with the national prosecuting authorities.

This work clarifies some of the challenges that member states will have to face when dealing with a supranational prosecution authority. In addition, it provides guidelines on how to implement the present Regulation while respecting the fundamental rights of defendants in criminal proceedings.

The book is of special interest in so far as the analysis and perspective of academics is completed with the contributions of legal experts who have either been involved in the negotiations to establish the European public prosecutor or will be closely linked, as public prosecutors, to the functioning of the future European public prosecutor’s office.


Criminal Investigation European Public Prosecutor Fraud against European Union Transnational proceedings Cross-border criminal investigation Defendant's rights Procedural safeguards Area Freedom, Security and Justice European integration Transnational organised crime

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawComplutense University of MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The European Public Prosecutor's Office
  • Book Subtitle The Challenges Ahead
  • Editors Lorena Bachmaier Winter
  • Series Title Legal Studies in International, European and Comparative Criminal Law
  • Series Abbreviated Title Legal Studies in International, European and Comparative Criminal Law
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-93915-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-93916-2
  • Series ISSN 2524-8049
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-8057
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 279
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics European Law
    International Criminal Law
    Crime Control and Security
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