About: European Prosecutor

Former Romanian anti-graft chief Kövesi close to becoming EU lead prosecutor

After the month-long standoff in appointing the EU’s first-ever anti-fraud prosecutor, a majority of member states last week backed making Romania’s former top anti-corruption official, despite strong headwind from her own homecountry.

Relations with Romania have become ‘heavier’, Commission admits

The European Commission admitted on Friday (29 March) that relations with Romania, the holder of the rotating EU presidency, had become “heavier” because of the case of Laura Codruța Kövesi, the top candidate for the post of the chief European prosecutor.

Romania’s Kovesi in pole position for European Chief Prosecutor

Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the former chief prosecutor of Romania’s anti-corruption agency (DNA), is ranked first among three candidates shortlisted for the position of the first-ever chief prosecutor of the European Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

EPP gets another top job: Finland’s Itala to head OLAF

Finland’s Ville Itälä will be the new director-general of OLAF, the EU’s anti-fraud office. He comes from the Finnish Kokoomus party, affiliated with the centre-right European Peoples’ Party (EPP) and will move to Olaf from his current post with the European Court of Auditors.

Parliament shortlists two candidates for new OLAF chief

Finland’s Ville Itälä and Bulgaria’s Ivailo Kalfin were shortlisted by the European Parliament on Monday (16 April) for the post of the new Director-General of OLAF, the EU's anti-fraud office.
Central Europe 16-10-2017

Bulgarian MEPs discuss EU’s future, dissect Juncker, Macron speeches

The European Movement and the Union of European Federalists held a discussion on Friday (13 October) in Sofia on the EU’s future with three prominent Bulgarian MEPs from three different political forces.

European Union to get a single public prosecutor

A Luxembourg-based chief prosecutor, first envisioned in the 2009 Lisbon Treaty, will start work next year after getting final approval from the European Parliament today.
Future EU 04-04-2017

16 states to create EU prosecutor’s office

Sixteen European Union countries including powerful Germany and France have launched plans to create an EU public prosecutor's office to combat fraud, the bloc announced yesterday (3 April).

Commission to press ahead with European Prosecutor’s Office, without France and Britain

The European Commission is confident it can establish a European Prosecutor’s Office among a small group of EU member states since only eleven countries have stated their opposition to the plans, including France and Britain.

Commission moves to set up European Prosecutor’s Office

The European Commission today (17 July) proposed establishing a European Prosecutor’s Office, in an attempt to improve the investigation and conviction of criminals who defraud the EU. British Conservatives immediately said they would opt out of the plan.

OLAF chief pleads for European public prosecutor

The head of the EU anti-fraud office OLAF, Giovanni Kessler, pleaded yesterday (5 December) for the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office as a formal EU institution.

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