Criminal-Law Protection of the Financial Interests of the Community and the Establishment of a European Prosecutor - Analysis of the European Commission's Green Paper

01-05-2003

This study provides a rapid analysis of the main issues raised in the European Commission's Green Paper on Penal Protection of the EU's Financial Interests and on the Creation of a European Public Prosecutor. It examines the Commission's ideas on the Structure and Organisation of the Prosecutor's Office and the Legal Questions associated with these. Specific issues raised are the Question of the Transfer and Admissibility of evidence, the Protection of the Rights of the accused and the Relationship of the Prosecutor with the European Community's Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).

This study provides a rapid analysis of the main issues raised in the European Commission's Green Paper on Penal Protection of the EU's Financial Interests and on the Creation of a European Public Prosecutor. It examines the Commission's ideas on the Structure and Organisation of the Prosecutor's Office and the Legal Questions associated with these. Specific issues raised are the Question of the Transfer and Admissibility of evidence, the Protection of the Rights of the accused and the Relationship of the Prosecutor with the European Community's Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).

Externí autor

Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg/BR.