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