The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) confirms that it has an ongoing investigation into the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines in the European Union. This exceptional confirmation comes after the extremely high public interest. No further details will be made public at this stage.

Comment:
This is obviously about the arbitrary and opaque purchase contracts that Commission President Ursula von der Leyen concluded. See among others: here.

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🔹To the EU public prosecutor according to the EU homepage (EUStA; EPPO):

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) is an independent body of the European Union responsible for the criminal investigation, prosecution and prosecution of crimes affecting the EU’s financial interests. These include, among others:

🔹 cheating/fraud,
🔹 corruption,
🔹 money laundering,
🔹 Cross-border VAT fraud.

The EPPO started its work on June 1, 2021.

The EU institutions and bodies, as well as the competent authorities of the 22 Member States that have joined the EPPO, must report any criminal behavior against the EU budget to the EPPO. Individuals can also report suspected fraud and other crimes.

Corruption hunter Kövesi heads the EU public prosecutor’s office

Who is Laura Kovesi? 48-year-old Laura Codruta Kövesi made a name for herself primarily as head of the Romanian anti-corruption agency DNA – a special public prosecutor’s office that is unique in Eastern Europe. During Kövesi’s five-year tenure, the DNA brought dozens of high-ranking officials, ministers and parliamentarians to court for corruption, and 37 of them were sentenced to several years in prison.

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