The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) signed today a cooperation agreement with the Italian excise, customs and monopolies agency (Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, ADM).
The EPPO and the ADM agree to establish closer cooperation and communication between the two organisations. This will strengthen the effectiveness of the investigative action of the ADM under the coordination of the EPPO, in respect to the offences that fall within the competence of the ADM.
Thanks to the working arrangement, the offices of the EPPO in Italy can instruct a specific unit established by the ADM, to undertake investigations or to support already ongoing investigations. This will lay the groundwork for a very fruitful and efficient cooperation between both parties.