Table of Contents: I. Le Parquet européen et le Ministère public de la Confédération suisse: deux institutions comparables. – II. Le Parquet européen et le Ministère public de la Confédération suisse: convergences et divergences. – II.1. Structure. – II.2. Compétence ratione loci. – II.3. Compétence ratione materiae. – II.4. Détermination du for. – II.5. Règles de procédure. – II.6. Tribunaux compétents. – III. La coopération entre le Parquet européen et la Suisse. – IV. Conclusion.
Abstract: The establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office represents an important step in the construction of the European criminal law area. In terms of its tasks, structure and modus operandi, it bears many similarities to the Swiss Ministère public de la Confédération, which is a prosecuting body responsible for investigating and supporting the prosecution of offences falling within Swiss federal jurisdiction. The challenges facing the European Public Prosecutor’s Office are thus comparable to those which the Ministère public de la Confédération has been facing for many years. However, there are also a number of major differences. This contribution provides an overview of the two prosecution bodies in question. Some general elements relating to the future cooperation between the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and Switzerland are also discussed.
Keywords: European criminal law – criminal procedural law – international jurisdiction – federal criminal systems – European Public Prosecutor’s Office – Ministère public de la Confédération suisse.
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