Legislation for the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement will enter into force next week

Today the government has adopted regulations on the entry into force of national legislation relating to the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). National legislation on EPPO shall enter into force on June 10, 2021 in accordance with the regulations.

National legislation supplementing the EU Regulation on the Office of the European Public Prosecutor in Finland was ratified on January 15, 2021 and the regulations now issued provide for their entry into force. National legislation contains a law on Finland’s participation in the activities of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office as well as amendments for example. The Preliminary Investigation Act and the Prosecutor’s Office Act.

The agency, which started its work this week, is made up of Luxembourg’s Central Prosecutor’s Office and European Plenipotentiary Prosecutors working in member states. EPPO has investigative power, as an independent prosecuting authority within the European Union, to investigate crimes against the EU budget and to prosecute suspected offenders in national courts. The creation of the European Patent Office is expected to have a positive financial impact on the Union level by investigating and prosecuting fraud more effectively against Union funds in the courts of member states.

Supplementary legislation on cooperation in criminal matters between Finland and the United Kingdom

The Prime Minister also today proposed to the President of the Republic that the law will apply the provisions relating to extradition for criminal offenses and the exchange of criminal record information in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. are ratified. The law is scheduled to enter into force on June 10, 2021.

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Following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union in January 2020, a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom has been in force since 1 January 2021. The law adopted now includes supplementary national legislation required by the Convention and provisions on extradition and the exchange of record information cannot be applied Criminal independently in all respects. Meanwhile, the Law on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Cases was amended.

more information:
Laurie Ratio, Legislative Council, Tel: 0295150380, [email protected] (EPPO Legislation) Tanja Innanen, Legislative Council, Tel: 0295150338, [email protected] (EU/UK Enforcement Law/Criminal Record Information Exchange) Johnny Corbinin, Specialist, Tel +35829515012, [email protected] (EU and UK law enforcement / extradition for crime)

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