Working Arrangement between EPPO and French FIU
8 November 2023 (updated 1 month ago) // Published in printed Issue 3/2023
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On 26 October 2023, the EPPO and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of France (Tracfin) signed a working arrangement (WA). The WA establishes a structured and organisational framework for the cooperation between the two bodies. In particular, the WA aims to facilitate the exchange of information in relation to offences within EPPO’s remit, such as financial transactions suspected of being related to money laundering of PIF offences. The WA also aims to streamline TRACFIN’s analytical support to the EPPO. Key provisions of the WA are:

  • Conditions under which the parties can exchange information;
  • Modalities of the exchange of information;
  • Transmission of information from TRACFIN to the European Delegated Prosecutors in France and vice versa;
  • Requests related to the suspension of suspicious transactions;
  • Confidentiality and use of information by the parties and with regard to third parties.

The WA entered into force on the date of signature (26 October 2023).

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Thomas Wahl

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (MPI CSL)

Public Law Department

Senior Researcher