Catarina Vilarinho (Master in EU Law, School of Law, University of Minho)
1. Initial thoughts
The start of operation of a new European body such as the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, hereinafter EPPO, on 1 June 2021 is a sign that the Member States of the European Union (EU) are increasingly aligning themselves to create a stronger and more resilient Union, perhaps, in this case, due to the need to combat transnational crime, for which we will not find a sufficiently effective solution without strong and structured intervention at European level.
In this way, the battlefield is prepared for a battle of equal arms, as cross-border crime can now be tackled by an equally cross-border authority.Continue reading “The material competence of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and its extension to organized crime as terrorism, human and drug trafficking”