Latvia and other EU member states will form European Public Prosecutor’s Office
Latvia’s national position on this matter was supported by Saeima’s European Affairs Committee on Wednesday, 19 April. This meeting was also attended by Rasnacs and Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers, as reported by Justice Ministry. The Cabinet of Ministers approved Latvia’s national position on Tuesday, 18 April.
Rasnacs emphasizes that Latvia wishes to be among EU member states to form closer cooperation so that Latvia can fully participate in the discussion of the text of the regulation and the subsequent creation of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
As it is known, Latvia was among the 17 EU member states that signed a letter addressed to the chairman of the European Council, asking to include the matter regarding the regulation project to the agenda of the 9 March 2017 meeting of the European Council.
Every EU member state’s intention to participate in closer cooperation will be reported to the European Parliament, EU Council and European Commission.
Justice Ministry reports that the goal of the regulation is to create European Public Prosecutor’s Office that would be responsible for investigations, criminal prosecution and raising charges for criminal acts that put at risk EU’s financial interests.