Conference "The Establishment of the EPPO: Simple Evolution or Revolution within the European Area of Criminal Justice"

Date: 21 to 22-11-2019

Location: Faculté de droit de l'Université Grenoble Alpes

Languages: Français / English

Organiser: Université Grenoble Alpes

Partnership: ULB

Website: https://cejm.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/actualites/creation-parquet-simple-evolution-ou-bien-revolution-au-sein-lespace-judiciaire-europeen

Type: Conference

Two years after the adoption of the the Regulation establishing the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and in the wake of the inauguration of this new body of the European Union, it seems to be the opportunity to reflect on the measures taken for its implementation and on the challenges of this unprecedented legal creation.

The programme will be available shortly...

The conference will focus on:

• The challenges of the creation of a centralized European Public Prosecutor’s Office

  • Context and main difficulties encountered
  • Challenges regarding the principle of subsidiarity
  • The benefits of enhanced cooperation

• The originality of this new body

  • Leading a unified criminal policy in the effort to fight fraud against the financial interests of the European Union
  • Recognition of enforcement powers, first EU operational power in the penal field
  • The degree of independence of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

• The necessary interactions

  • With national authorities
  • With other EU actors (Eurojust, Europol, OLAF)
  • With the member states of the EU that do not participate in the European Public Prosecutor’s Office
  • With Third Countries

• Control on the European Public Prosecutor

  • Judicial review
  • Parliamentary review

• The challenges concerning fundamental rights

  • Respect of rights of defense
  • Respect of the protection of personal data

• Future developments

  • To what extent is the European Public Prosecutor’s Office a final outcome or a departing point of the European criminal justice system?
  • Extension of material competence of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, particularly in the fight against terrorism
  • Absorbance of Eurojust by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office?