The European Public Prosecutor’s Office: An Extended Arm or a Two-Headed Dragon?

The Hague, 14 November 2014, T.M.C. Asser Instituut

T.M.C. Asser Press’s publication The European Public Prosecutor’s Office: An Extended Arm or a Two-Headed Dragon? edited by L.H. Erkelens, A.W.H. Meij and M. Pawlik was presented at a Book Launch at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut on 14 November 2014. This book reflects on the main results of the conference on the creation of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) held at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in September 2013. It provides a concise background of and reasoning for the introduction of this new EU body entrusted with far reaching judicial powers in the area of combatting EU fraud while disclosing important legal and policy implications.

The Book Launch was opened by Professor Dr Ernst Hirsch Ballin, former Dutch Minister of Justice, who will soon assume the presidency of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. The other speakers were Deputy Mayor Ingrid van Engelshoven (The Hague's alderman for the Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, Youth and Education), Judith Sargentini (Member European Parliament), Dr Pim Geelhoed, (Assistant Professor Criminal Law and Procedure at the University of Leiden) and Jur Dr. h.c. Hans Nilsson (Head of Unit at the EU Council Secretariat). From different angles they provided a concise update of the current state of the debate on EPPO in academia and of the ongoing negotiations in the EU.

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L-R: Arjen Meij, Deputy Mayor Ingrid van Engelshoven (The Hague's alderman for the Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, Youth and Education) and Leendert Erkelens

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office: An Extended Arm or a Two-Headed Dragon?
L.H. Erkelens, A.W.H. Meij, M. Pawlik (eds.)
Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-6265-034-3
EBook/Online ISBN: 978-94-6265-035-0
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