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European Public Prosecutor‘s Office - A New Beginning ?

Ovidiu-Horia Maican



The adoption of the Council Regulation 2017/1939 (entered into force on 20 November 2017) implementing enhanced cooperation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office‘ (the EPPO) is a turning point in the development of the European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, by setting - up of the first european investigating and prosecuting authority. 
The structure and functioning of the new authority, together with the limited scope of its competence make the EPPO as an authority whose legal environment largely builds on the national legal systems. 
The founding of the new investigative body is far from fully eradicating in itself the various difficulties of judicial cooperation in criminal matters. 
Its implementation strongly is putting into evidence the crucial necesity to foster mutual legal understanding and mutual trust that the experience showed is not achieved yet among the member states.