The establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 – implementing enhanced cooperation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (the EPPO)

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

Participating countries

Scope

Organisation

The EPPO is built on two levels.

Independence

Launch of operations

An implementing act, Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/856, set 1 June 2021 as the date on which the EPPO assumed the investigative and prosecutorial tasks conferred on it by Regulation (EU) 2017/1939.

Processing of operational personal data

A delegated act, Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/2153, amended Regulation (EU) 2017/1939, adding an annex which sets out the categories of operational personal data and the categories of data subjects whose operational personal data may be processed in the index of case files by the EPPO.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 20 November 2017.

BACKGROUND

For further information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENT

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 of 12 October 2017 implementing enhanced cooperation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (‘the EPPO’) (OJ L 283, 31.10.2017, pp. 1–71).

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 have been incorporated in the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/856 of 25 May 2021 determining the date on which the European Public Prosecutor’s Office assumes its investigative and prosecutorial tasks (OJ L 188, 28.5.2021, pp. 100–102).

See consolidated version.

Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1103 of 7 August 2018 confirming the participation of Malta in the enhanced cooperation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (OJ L 201, 8.8.2018, pp. 2–3).

Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1094 of 1 August 2018 confirming the participation of the Netherlands in the enhanced cooperation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (OJ L 196, 2.8.2018, pp. 1–2).

Directive (EU) 2017/1371 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2017 on the fight against fraud to the Union’s financial interests by means of criminal law (OJ L 198, 28.7.2017, pp. 29–41).

last update 14.03.2022