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Hungarian, European Public Prosecutor’s Office Sign Working Arrangement

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.09.

The offices of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) and Hungary’s public prosecutor have signed a working arrangement on cooperation and information exchange to facilitate investigation and prosecution, the Hungarian public prosecutor’s office said on its website on Friday.

Hungary is the first EU member state not participating in the enhanced cooperation within EPPO to conclude such an arrangement, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Hungary told MTI.

The arrangement signed by European Public Prosecutor Laura Corduta Kövesi and Hungarian Public Prosecutor Péter Polt “covers the methods of cooperation in criminal matters, as well as the ways of exchange of strategic information,” the statement said.

Under the working arrangement, the “Prosecution Service of Hungary shall assist the work of the EPPO with the legal tools provided by the relevant European Union acts on judicial cooperation in criminal matters or other multilateral legal agreements,” the statement said.

High-level meetings will also be held regularly to facilitate the process, the statement said.

The agreement also provides opportunities of joint training, conferences and seminars, the statement said.

In the featured photo: Hungary’s Public Prosecutor Péter Polt.  Photo by Lajos Soós/MTI