The European Parliament officially backed Romanian magistrate Laura Codruța Kövesi to become the EU’s first-ever top prosecutor on Thursday (7 March), while in Bucharest, she was summoned to court and indicted for a second time.
Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the former chief of Romania’s anti-corruption agency (DNA) who is one of the three shortlisted candidates to become the EU's first-ever chief prosecutor, emerged as the favourite after a hearing in the European Parliament on Tuesday (26 February).
MEPs from the relevant European Parliament Committees will audition on Tuesday (26 February) the three candidates for the position of the first-ever chief prosecutor of the European Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).
A police decision to close a corruption probe linked to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's family "strengthens doubts" about the independence of Hungary's law enforcement bodies, an EU official said Wednesday (7 November).
EU Commissioner of Justice Věra Jourová said on Friday (6 October) that she is ready to simplify rules controlling cohesion expenditure if Poland and Hungary join the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).
The European Commission welcomed on Thursday (June 8) a decision by 20 member states, including heavyweights Germany and France, to set up an independent EU public prosecutor's office which will combat cross-border tax evasion and fraud in the bloc.
France's anti-corruption efforts were boosted three years ago with the creation of a national finance prosecutor's office (PNF). The planned European Public Prosecutor's Office could simplify its now high-profile investigations. EURACTIV France reports.
EU leaders agreed to slice up a controversial bill to open the first EU public prosecutor's office, with some backers calling it a victory of “multi-speed Europe” because it will free countries that opposed the new set-up to drop out.
France and Germany have proposed an enhanced cooperation procedure to overcome the reluctance of some EU member states and push through plans for a European public prosecutor's office. EURACTIV France reports.
After the European Parliament adopted the EU Commission’s proposal to put in place a European public prosecutor (11 February), former French Justice Minister Robert Badinter gave his support for the idea at a hearing in the French parliament.