EPPO Dashboard

The EPPO Dashboard collects and independently analyzes case law of the judgments by Dutch courts involving the EPPO. It makes information about these cases in the English language available in a comprehensive database. As part of the Meijers Committee project “Safeguarding the Rule of Law in the European Union”, the EPPO Dashboard enables users to get an impression of the effectiveness of the European Public Prosecutor Office (hereinafter: EPPO), scrutinizes its operations, as well as highlights the obstacles it encounters. It further accentuates potential improvements on the domestic level in the Netherlands, informing both national and European legislators of opportunities to amend existing legislation and thus counter EU fraud and corruption more effectively in a way that respects fundamental and procedural rights, transparency, and accountability. The EPPO Dashboard will aid legal practitioners in the criminal justice systems and will empower researchers working on the EPPO by disseminating the outcomes of its analyses, in a widely accessible and open access manner. The Meijers Committee assesses the adherence of EU institutions and Member States in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice to the EU fundamental values (i.e., rule of law and fundamental rights). The EPPO Dashboard can be seen as useful tool to reach this objective.

For the (Dutch) text of the judgments click on the links under ‘Case number’. Click on the underlined text in the outer right column to get a short summary of the case.

[last updated in April 2024]

Case NumberDate of JudgementJudicial bodyProcedureSummary

ECLI:NL:RBAMS:2023:7468

23-11-2023District court AmsterdamEuropean Arrest Warrant
Authorization of surrender of requested person

Authorization of surrender of requested person to the European Delegated Prosecutor of the EPPO in Hamburg (Germany) for fraud offences. In response to an objection of the defence that the issuing authority was not competent to issue an EAW, because there was no legal basis designating it as such, the District Court ruled that Article 33 of the EPPO Regulation itself contains a legal basis for European Delegated Prosecutors to issue an EAW.

ECLI:NL:RBAMS:2023:5807

14-09-2023District court AmsterdamEuropean freezing order
Complaint against European freezing order

Complaint against a European freezing order. Remarkably, the European Delegated Prosecutors collaborated on the basis of a mutual recognition instrument. On the basis of a European Freezing Order issued by an Italian European Delegated Prosecutor, the European Delegated Prosecutor in the Netherlands has seized funds that were placed in Dutch bank accounts. The investigating judge issued mandates to execute these seizures. No grounds for refusal under Article 8 of the Framework Decision on the European Freezing Order apply. According to the District Court, whether there is recovery frustration perpetrated by third parties is a substantive test that is reserved to the issuing authority. The complaint unfounded.

ECLI:NL:RBROT:2024:533 / EPPO-I.155/2021

23-01-2024District court RotterdamSeizure EPPO
Complaint against seizure by the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO)

Complaint against seizure by the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO). In order to implement a cross-border investigative measure under Article 31 of the EPPO Regulation of the handling European Delegated Prosecutors in Italy, a number of goods have been seized under the complainant in the Netherlands. The court declares the complaint unfounded. The court's review in these proceedings is limited to aspects of the implementation of the measure. The relevant law in this regard consists of the EPPO Regulation and the formalities and requirements in national law. There is no legal basis for the review requested by the complainant with regard to the legality of the seizure and whether the principles of proportionality and subsidiarity have been complied with, unless there are special circumstances relating to the administration of justice in the Member State of the handling European Delegated Prosecutor judicial that make it urgently necessary that there is a possibility for review in the Member State of the assisting European Delegated Prosecutor.

ECLI:NL:RBAMS:2023:7717

23-11-2023District court AmsterdamEuropean Arrest Warrant
Authorization of surrender of requested person

Authorization of surrender of requested person to the European Delegated Prosecutor of the EPPO in Hamburg (Germany) for fraud offences.