Book Launch on the Establishment of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)

14 - 14 November 2014
  • Starts at: 15:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, T.M.C. Asser Press
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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The T.M.C. Asser Instituut and T.M.C. Asser Press cordially invite you to attend the book launch of the first comprehensive publication on the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

The book reflects the main results of the first international conference (organised by the Asser Institute in September 2013) on the Commission proposal and is titled:

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office An extended arm or a Two-Headed dragon?

Edited by Leendert Erkelens, Arjen Meij and
Marta Pawlik.

The legislative proposal of the European Commission to set up this new EU body has provoked fierce debates, on political as well as the academic level. It will change fundamentally the existing system of judicial cooperation between EU Member States. And it will directly affect the functioning of national courts and public prosecution offices.

This book delves deeply into the legal and institutional aspects as well as the practical consequences of the Commission proposal. It provides in-depth insights in possible structures and functions of the new body, of interest for academics, policymakers and practitioners alike.

The Book Launch programme provides a concise update of the current state of the debate on EPPO in academia and of the ongoing negotiations in the EU.

Date: Friday 14 November 2014
Time:  15.00 - 17.15hr, followed by a reception 
Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut