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EPPO signs working arrangement with European Investment Bank Group

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The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) signed a working arrangement on 7 December 2021 with the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) – comprised of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF). This arrangement aims to provide a structured framework for an efficient cooperation between both parties, within their respective mandates and competences.

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Jan Willem van der Kaaij, Inspector General, European Investment Bank; Laura Kövesi, European Chief Prosecutor, European Public Prosecutor's Office; Maria Leander, Secretary General, European Investment Fund

The cooperation, as established in this working arrangement, concerns the relevant areas of crime within the mandate of the EPPO, specifically criminal offences affecting the financial interests of the European Union, as defined in the EU’s PIF Directive.

By joining forces in this manner, the EPPO and the EIB Group seek to maximise efficiency in the fight against fraud, corruption, money laundering and any other criminal offences affecting the Union’s financial interests, while avoiding the duplication of effort.

The full text of the working arrangement is available here.