European Public Prosecutor's Office
Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council on September 8 started the procedure for selection of European delegated prosecutors.
Within two days, the 22 candidates will present their motives to the Prosecutors' college. Six of them will be selected to join the team of European chief Prosecutor, Laura Kövesi.
Ljubljana – The Justice Ministry confirmed it had received two applications for the two posts of Slovenia’s European delegated prosecutors in the second nomination procedure. Matej Oštir and Tanja Frank Eler, the candidates that had been rejected in the first call, have already said they have applied.
Ljubljana – Anže Erbežnik, a state secretary at the Justice Ministry, has stepped down after less than a month on the job, the ministry confirmed for the STA.
Erbežnik was named to the post on 22 June, a week after Marjan Dikaučič was appointed minister following the resignation of Lilijana Kozlovič over the government’s refusal to appoint two European delegated prosecutors.
Brussels – Slovenia presented to reporters in Brussels on Tuesday the priorities of its presidency of the Council of the EU with the Fit for 55 legislative package attracting the most interest. Slovenian representatives also said Slovenia would strive for breakthrough in terms of EU accession progress of North Macedonia and Albania.
Ljubljana – The State Attorney’s Office has not decided to sue the government over a decision not to get acquainted with the appointment of Slovenia’s European delegated prosecutors as proposed by the Prosecution Council. However, a suit has been filed by both candidates for the European delegated prosecutors, Tanja Frank Eler and Matej Oštir.
Brussels, 24 June – European Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders reiterated his concerns on Thursday over the fact that Slovenia has still not appointed its European delegated prosecutors (EDPs). He contacted Slovenian Justice Minister Marjan Dikaučič today to voice his concerns and request explanations for the situation. Several MEPs also expressed concern.
A new procedure for proposing six European Delegated Prosecutors from Bulgaria will begin on June 16. This transpired at a news conference that European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kovesi held here on Friday before the end of her two-day visit to Sofia. She added that a constructive solution to the issue had been found after her meetings in the Bulgarian capital.
The agreement with the Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office for the appointment of 10 delegated European prosecutors is still in force and the issue is not up for discussion, the EU's new Chief Prosecutor Laura Kövesi was quoted as saying Thursday by the Bulgarian justice ministry. Kövesi is set to speak to the press on Friday.