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Parliamentary questions
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28 September 2020
E-005286/2020
Question for written answer E-005286/2020
to the Council
Rule 138
Monika Hohlmeier (PPE), Caterina Chinnici (S&D), Viola Von Cramon-Taubadel (Verts/ALE), Sophia in 't Veld (Renew)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Appointment of the European Prosecutors of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)

Council implementing decision 14830/19 of 22 July 2020 on appointing the European Prosecutors of the EPPO states that for ‘candidates nominated by Belgium, Bulgaria and Portugal, the Council did not follow the non-binding order of preference of the selection panel, on the basis of a different assessment of the merits of those candidates which was carried out in the relevant preparatory bodies of the Council’.

On 27 July 2020, Austria, Estonia, Luxembourg and the Netherlands published a statement that ‘competition between rankings of national selection panels and the ranking of the European selection panel must be avoided, at the risk of eroding the European component of the appointment procedure’.

1. Could the Council explain why it decided not to follow the ranking recommended by the European selection panel regarding the candidates nominated by Belgium, Bulgaria and Portugal?

2. Could it elaborate on the ‘different assessment of the merits of those candidates which was carried out in the relevant preparatory bodies of the Council’, namely how was this assessment prepared, on what grounds, and which ‘preparatory bodies’ were involved?

3. Could it explain why it did not publish the procedures, reasoning, recommendations and rankings by these ‘preparatory bodies’, and did the Council consult with the European selection panel before deciding not to follow its recommendation/ranking?

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