Assurances that France’s Jean-François Bohnert remains in contention to become Europe’s chief prosecutor was given further weight after he said had not withdrawn his candidacy, which would have left Romania’s former chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kövesi, as the lone candidate to lead the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).
Published 15:32 July 16, 2019
Updated 15:32 July 16, 2019
Bohnert remains in EPPO race despite reports confirming Kövesi as the sole candidate
The French spokesperson of the Permanent Representation to the EU confirmed that Bohnert will continue to campaign to become Europe’s top law enforcement official, particularly after he won the trust of the European Parliament during the last term.
The two institutions are still not on track to reach an agreement on who should be the chief prosecutor. A final decision has been postponed until a new European Parliament is elected.