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By 3 judgements of 12 December 2019, the CJEU has ruled that the French, Swedish and Belgian public prosecutor’s offices satisfy the requirements (in particular of independence) for issuing a European arrest warrant, and clarifies the scope of the judicial protection afforded to persons referred to in such warrants.

By 3 judgements of 12 December 2019, the CJEU has ruled that the French, Swedish and Belgian public prosecutor’s offices satisfy the requirements (in particular of independence) for issuing a European arrest warrant, and clarifies the scope of the judicial protection afforded to persons referred to in such warrants.

In particular, the Court considered that the status of the French public prosecutor’s office afforded it a sufficient guarantee of independence for the issuing of European arrest warrants.

Cf. CJEU Press release of 12 December 2019 : https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2019-12/cp190156en.pdf