Protecting the EU’s financial interests: with the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, does the European Union finally have the means to match its ambitions?

The thematic chapter on “Future-proofing Europe” continues this week with a carte blanche by Chloé Brière, Professor of European Law, Director of the IEE-ULB and researcher at the CDE. 

In her article, Professor Brière reminds us that the European Union has always mobilized its financial resources to develop certain European policies, or to support societal changes. After many years during which fraud was rarely prosecuted, the creation of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office brings a welcome change, although it does not fully address the challenges posed by prosecuting criminal offenses at the European level. 

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