Margarete Hofmann, Director of Policy at the European Anti-Fraud Office:
While the EPPO and the Member States will share competence, our Office will retain its full mandate for both fraudulent and non-fraudulent irregularities
Maria Koleva, Brussels
At the moment, judicial cooperation in Europe is still very much fragmented along national borders. This slows down and sometimes even hinders investigations, particularly into transnational cases of fraud.
As a single office across the Union, the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) would address shortcomings in the current enforcement system as regards cooperation of prosecution services and other authorities and the ability to investigate across borders.