Brief Notes on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office: Ideas, Project and Fulfilment

  • Tommaso RafaraciEmail author


In this paper the Author introduces an analysis of the Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) highlighting the main characteristics of this body and its functional applications. A picture emerges which, on one hand, denotes a strong contrast between EPPO’s European judicial nature and the decisive influence of its national components, and, on the other, shows procedures and unprecedented inter-relations which suggest that the aspiration to supranational judicial integration, even if timidly supported, could follow further, yet original, ways to progress.


European Public Prosecutor Criminal investigations Prosecution Jurisdiction Procedural guarantees Judicial controls 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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