Shifting Perspectives on the European Public Prosecutor's Office

  • Willem Geelhoed
  • Leendert H. Erkelens
  • Arjen W.H. Meij

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Willem Geelhoed, Leendert H. Erkelens, Arjen W.H. Meij
    Pages 1-8
  3. General Perspectives on the EPPO: From the Outside and the Inside

  4. Scholarly Perspectives on the EPPO: Constitutional, Regulatory and Institutional Issues

  5. Summa Summarum: Assessing EPPO’s Raison d’Ȇtre in the Light of the Debates

About this book


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.


EU Substantive Law Procedural Criminal Law Combatting EU Fraud European Law Enforcement Distribution of Competences EU Fundamental Rights Forum Choice

Editors and affiliations

  • Willem Geelhoed
    • 1
  • Leendert H. Erkelens
    • 2
  • Arjen W.H. Meij
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Criminal LawUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.T.M.C. Asser InstituutThe HagueThe Netherlands
  3. 3.T.M.C. Asser InstituutThe HagueThe Netherlands

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