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16 Apr 2019

Peter Binning comments on the EU’s new anti-fraud office in The Times

Controversy is mounting over the process to appoint a chief prosecutor to the EU’s new anti-fraud office.

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) is being set up as an independent and decentralised body to investigate and prosecute crimes of fraud and corruption against the EU budget.

The EPPO is scheduled to launch at the end of 2020.

Peter Binning, a partner at the London firm Corker Binning, said: “It is doubtful that [the EPPO] will have any impact on the huge problem of EU budget fraud.”

Read the full article in The Times, behind a paywall, here.