Vacancy Notice for the European Chief Prosecutor
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

On 19 November 2018, the European Commission published a call for application for the first ever European Chief Prosecutor (ECP) to head the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) based in Luxembourg.

The European Chief Prosecutor is the Head of the EPPO, in charge of organising its work, directing its activities, and taking decisions in accordance with the EPPO Regulation and its internal rules of procedure. Furthermore, the ECP represents the EPPO towards EU institutions, EU Member States, and third parties. Additionally, the ECP has various duties and responsibilities with regard to the setting up of the College, the Permanent Chambers, and the EPPO’s internal rules of procedure and financial rules.

Interested applicants must be citizens of one of the EU Member States participating in the EPPO. The candidate may be no more than 63 years of age at the time of the appointment and have a minimum of fifteen years of professional experience as an active member of the public prosecution service or judiciary and at least five years of experience as a public prosecutor responsible for the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes in a Member State.

After evaluation of the selected candidates by a selection panel, the European Parliament and the Council will appoint the ECP.

The vacancy notice was open until 14 December 2018.

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Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section