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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Romania among EU states that agree to set up European Public Prosecutor's Office

Justice ministers from 19 EU Member States, including Romania, have recently agreed, in Luxembourg, on setting up the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO).

The EPPO will be an independent EU "body with the authority to investigate and prosecute EU-fraud and other crimes affecting the union's financial interests."

The text of the proposal is to be sent to the European Parliament for approval, according to a statement from the Romanian Ministry of Justice.

“The creation of the first European entity with criminal investigative powers in the field of the protection of EU’s interests was thus approved,” reads the statement.

During the debates, Romania’s justice minister Tudorel Toader (pictured) said: “We believe in the necessity and functionality of the European Prosecutor's Office. We are convinced that today represents a success in terms of preventing and combating corruption related to EU funds. We believe that the European criminal law is strengthening, and so does the Romanian national criminal law.”

He also said that Romania would fulfill all the obligations that will result from the regulation.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Romania among EU states that agree to set up European Public Prosecutor's Office

Justice ministers from 19 EU Member States, including Romania, have recently agreed, in Luxembourg, on setting up the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO).

The EPPO will be an independent EU "body with the authority to investigate and prosecute EU-fraud and other crimes affecting the union's financial interests."

The text of the proposal is to be sent to the European Parliament for approval, according to a statement from the Romanian Ministry of Justice.

“The creation of the first European entity with criminal investigative powers in the field of the protection of EU’s interests was thus approved,” reads the statement.

During the debates, Romania’s justice minister Tudorel Toader (pictured) said: “We believe in the necessity and functionality of the European Prosecutor's Office. We are convinced that today represents a success in terms of preventing and combating corruption related to EU funds. We believe that the European criminal law is strengthening, and so does the Romanian national criminal law.”

He also said that Romania would fulfill all the obligations that will result from the regulation.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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