First conviction verdict delivered in an EPPO case
On 22 November 2021, the first conviction verdict in a case involving the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) was delivered, after the Special Penal Court of Slovakia sentenced a former mayor to 3 years of conditional imprisonment.
The former mayor had pleaded guilty to committing an attempted offence against the financial interest of the EU. Specifically, he had falsified documents in order to illegally obtain financial support from the European Social Fund for co-financing of local services, with the potential damage amounting to more than 90,000 euros.
Among other operations, EPPO is also currently carrying out an investigation into four Croatian citizens, one of them a mayor of the city of Nova Gradiška and a Me