Malta to Join EPPO?
At the JHA Council meeting on 9 March 2018, Malta expressed interest in joining the European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Malta is the second EU Member State that may join the new EU scheme designed to effectively combat EU fraud, after 20 EU Member States already agreed to establish the EPPO under an enhanced cooperation in October 2017 (see eucrim 3/2017, pp. 102-104). The new government of the Netherlands also voiced its intention to be part of the EPPO after the Dutch elections last year (see eucrim 4/2017, p. 7).