Start date of EPPO operations: European Chief Prosecutor proposes 1 June 2021 to the European Commission

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European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kӧvesi has today sent a letter to European Commissioners for Justice, Didier Reynders, and for Budget and Administration, Johannes Hahn, proposing 1 June 2021 as the date when the EPPO will start its investigative and prosecutorial tasks.

Since the appointment of the College of the EPPO, key decisions for the establishment of the EPPO have been adopted, staff for the central office in Luxembourg have been recruited, a fully operational case management system is ready for use, working arrangements with relevant partners have been adopted or are in their finalisation phases, etc.

From the nominations made so far by the participating Member States, the College of the EPPO has already appointed European Delegated Prosecutors in 10 participating Member States. Based on the information currently available, the selection procedures in the remaining Member States are ongoing.