Es­to­nian Jus­tice Min­is­ter sup­ports coun­try’s join­ing Euro­pean Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tor's Of­fice

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Chang­ing the pre­vi­ous po­si­tion of Es­to­nian se­nior jus­tice of­fi­cials, Es­to­nian Jus­tice Min­is­ter put his weight be­hind the stance of Es­to­nia join­ing the Euro­pean Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice.

Es­to­nian pub­lic broad­caster ERR re­ports that Es­to­nian Min­is­ter of Jus­tice Ur­mas Rein­salu on Mon­day, May 8, sent a bill to the gov­ern­ment re­gard­ing Es­to­nia’s join­ing of the EPPO be­ing es­tab­lished.

«The cre­ation of the EPPO is a sig­nif­i­cant step in the bat­tle against the mis­use of EU bud­get funds. In Es­to­nia, han­dling crimes against the EU bud­get has been a pri­or­ity for years, but for Europe as a whole it is nec­es­sary that mem­ber states co­op­er­ate,» Rein­salu said in a press re­lease.

The up­com­ing in­sti­tu­tion is to be an EU body tasked with mainly in­ves­ti­ga­tion and pros­e­cu­tion of EU fraud cases and other crimes af­fect­ing the bloc’s funds.

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