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CJEU : In an Opinion delivered on 26 November 2019, the Advocate General considers that a public prosecutor’s office, such as the French one, cannot be regarded as an ‘issuing judicial authority’ for the purpose of issuing an EAW if, when adjudicating on an EAW, its members must comply with general instructions on criminal justice policy, issued by the Minister for Justice, which are binding in relation to such warrants and with instructions issued to them by their hierarchical superiors.

CJEU : In an Opinion delivered on 26 November 2019, the Advocate General considers that a public prosecutor’s office, such as the French one, cannot be regarded as an ‘issuing judicial authority’ for the purpose of issuing an EAW if, when adjudicating on an EAW, its members must comply with general instructions on criminal justice policy, issued by the Minister for Justice, which are binding in relation to such warrants and with instructions issued to them by their hierarchical superiors.

Cf. CJEU Press release of 26 November 2019 :

 https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2019-11/cp190148en.pdf