Implications for Political and Judicial Accountability
Edited by Miroslava Scholten and Michiel Luchtman
Chapter 10: Judicial and political accountability for criminal investigations and prosecutions by a European Public Prosecutor’s Office in the EU: the dissymmetry of shared enforcement
The overall picture of the institutional design shows that the EPPO will be fully dependent on the delegates in the national legal regimes for conducting the investigation. Because of the transnational character of many important fraud cases this means that the EPPO will have to apply EU law and different settings of national provisions. This shared enforcement with the delegates under national law this will result in a complex patchwork in which the legal consequences of its actions and the applicable procedural safeguards for suspects, victims and third parties will be quite unclear.
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