Implementation Measures for EPPO Regulation
The Commission initiated several measures implementing the Regulation on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. The Commission is responsible for the establishment and initial administrative operation of the EPPO until the new office has sufficient capacity to implement its own budget. The envisaged build-up phase is three years.
The steps taken so far include, inter alia, the following:
- Proposal on operating rules of the selection panel provided for in Art. 14(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1939;
- Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision appointing the members of the panel to selectthe European Chief Prosecutor and the European Prosecutors in accordance with Art. 14(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1939;
- Development of the EPPO’s Case Management System;
- Other logistical, administrative, and financial matters.
The Commission informed the Justice Ministers of the EU Member States about the state of play of implementation of the EPPO Regulation at the Council meeting on 4-5 June 2018.
Member States have already proceeded with plans to change their criminal procedure provisions, particularly in view of organising the functioning of the European Delegated Prosecutors within their national prosecution systems.