UDK 347.963(4-672EU)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 14 (2015)
Vol. 15, No 52-53, str. 42-58

Izvorni naučni rad
Primljeno: 01 Jan 1970
Prihvaćeno: 01 Jan 1970


Šuput Jelena (Институт за упоредно право, Београд), suputjelena@yahoo.com

The subject of this paper is the Proposal for a Council Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutors` Office. The idea of its establishment has been present since the mid-nineties. The first step towards that was the project Corpus juris and the next was the adoption of Green Paper on the protection of the financial interests of the European Union and the establishment of a European prosecutor. However, despite the efforts of the Commission, the first significant step was taken only by adopting the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The Article 86 of this document contained a legal basis for the establishment of the Office of the European Public Prosecutor. On the basis of that article, the Commission in 2013 prepared a Proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Public Prosecutor\'s Office. In accordance with the mentioned Proposal, the Office should be responsible for the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of criminal offenses against the financial interests of the European Union. In this paper will be analyzed proposals which were a subject of many discussions at the national and international level since the mid-nineties. These are the provisions concerning the structure and organization of the office, its relations with the judicial authorities of the Member States and relationship with other organs, bodies and agencies of the European Union, as well as provisions concerning the rights of suspects and accused persons in the process.

Ključne reči: financial interests of the European Union, European Public Prosecutor’s Office, establishment, member states, cooperation