Working Arrangement with the European Public Prosecutor’s Office
On 12 February 2021, a working arrangement between Eurojust and the EPPO entered into force. The arrangement details practical modalities concerning cooperation in the fight against crimes that affect the EU’s financial interests.
In particular, the arrangement sets out rules for the exchange of information held by the case management systems of Eurojust and EPPO. Issues concerning judicial, institutional, and administrative cooperation, as well as the processing of personal data, are also covered.
According to the arrangement, Eurojust and the EPPO will mutually support each other during operations, especially in transitional cases involving Member States that are not part of the EPPO or third countries. In such cases, the EPPO may request Eurojust to provide the following support:
- Organisation of coordination meetings;
- Establishment of coordination centres to carry out simultaneous investigations;
- Setting up of Joint Investigation Teams;
- Prevention and solving of conflicts of jurisdiction.
Further measures to enhance mutual cooperation include the setting up of liaison teams mandated to discuss and coordinate institutional and operational matters of general interest and to assess the practical implementation of the working arrangement.