EUROPEAN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW IN SERVICE OF PROTECTION OF EUROPEAN UNION FINANCIAL INTERESTS: STATE OF PLAY AND CHALLENGES
Financial investigations - mechanisms to enhance exchange of information and mutual cooperation in asset recovery
The present book is follow-up of the International conference on European criminal procedure law in service of the protection of European Union ﬁnancial interests, which was organised in Dubrovnik in May 2015 by the Croatian Association of European Criminal Law. Within the framework of the HERCULE III programme, the European Anti-Fraud Ofﬁce (OLAF) has ﬁnancially supported the activities of the Croatian Association in 2015, and enabled the organisation of an international conference and the publication of this book. The conference was attended by prominent experts with backgrounds in judicial and prosecutorial practice, attorneys at law, academia, ministries of interior and justice, from over twenty European States as well as EU institutions. As key current issues related to European criminal law and the protection of the European Union ﬁnancial interests three topics were chosen: Financial investigations – mechanisms to enhance exchange of information and mutual cooperation in asset recovery; procedural rights of defence – strengthening the rights of suspects in criminal proceedings; European institutions (OLAF, EUROJUST, EPPO) – recent developments and outlook for the future.