NATIONAL SEMINAR – Participants only

Additional Information about the venue

Grand Hotel Millenium Sofia.

Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia embodies an elegant combination of gilded brilliance, innovation, and service at the highest heights. The striking 30-story building includes 400 bright, spacious, and gracefully furnished rooms. Surrounding the spectacular 6-storey atrium, the Millennium Milestone Convention Centre encompasses memorable private gatherings and thought-provoking conferences in its 14 fully equipped multifunctional rooms capable to accommodate 2,000 people. The 3,200 sq.m. Millennium Spa and Wellness centre welcomes you with a complete range of treatments, therapies, and a 1,500 sq.m. cutting-edge Fitness Centre. The hotel presents 10 restaurants and lounges which will be remarkable for their location, view, interior, and the various culinary experiences they will offer. Among the various dining outlets are a fine dining restaurant and conceptual Mediterranean restaurant, а moon kissed rooftop bar with opening roofs and a lounge on the 30th floor with a 360º view. The hotel’s modern design combined with the utmost technology will definitely make it a preferred spot to serve contemporary nomads’ lifestyle.


For your convenience, we are providing the hotel’s name and address in English and Bulgarian. The Bulgarian address may be shown to taxi drivers or used for any other transportation needs.


Grand Hotel MIllennium Sofia
89B, Vitosha Blvd., 1463 Sofia, Bulgaria


Гранд Хотел Милениум София
1463 София, Бул. Витоша 89Б

Venue Location






6TH and 7th
of July , 2022

Grand Hotel
, Sofia



Transnational workshops aims to
help defense lawyers to overcome difficulties they may encounter in dealing with cases handled
by the EPPO once they are brought to national courts. Moreover, the transnational workshop will deal in particular with the problems that may arise in cross-border cases in which instruments of judicial
cooperation have been used. With this
aim, the workshop participants will be guided to face and resolve concrete cases within the competence of the EPPO.

The workshop will be highly interactive, and it will have a practice-oriented approach: main relevant case-law will be analyzed and hypothetical scenarios will be presented to actively involve participants in the identification of practical solutions as well as to encourage experiences exchange among them.

will also stimulate discussions across different judicial professions about the
EPPO. National judges who
will have received cases from EPPO and prosecutors
who will have worked for EPPO from partner Member States
will be
invited to participate in order to share their practical experience in dealing
with the EPPO with participants.

the events, a short questionnaire will be handed out to participants in order
to collect their opinions on the exchange

experience (strength and weakness
points) and their needs about further training and about difficulties emerged
challenges for the future.



Day and a half interactive training in a hybrid mode
of total 14 hours, starting each
day at 9.30 am (EEST – GMT+3) till 17.30 pm first day and till 15.30 (EEST – GMT+3)
second day.



training separated in two major sessions. At the end of each session there will
be time given for questions and an opened discussion between the participants.








Day 1 � 6th of July 2022



Registration� – 9.00h. � 09.30h.


Session I � 9.30h.-12.30h.


9.30- 10.00

The Role of EPPO in safeguarding the future of EU

Speaker: Teodora Georgieva � European Prosecutor


10.00- 10.30

Training of practitioners facing the EPPO: the need
to elaborate common contents and foster a common criminal law culture in the

Prof. Dr. Rosaria Sicurella Universit� degli Studi di Catani, department Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza



Structure, status and competencies of the European
Public Prosecutor’s Office. Competences of the European Public Prosecutor’s
Office in cross-border investigations

Speaker: Svetlana Shopova- European Delegated


Case study � Moderator: Svetlana Shopova



Access of public information in the regard of EPPO

Speaker: Lyubka Petrova – Judge at Supreme
Administrative Court of Bulgaria, member of the Advisory Committee of the UPC,
member of GEMME


Lunch break � 12.30h.-13.30h


Session II � 13.30h. � 18.30h.



Cooperation of the EPPO with its partners. Managing
authorities, working arrangements, principles of cooperation, engagement with

Speaker: Gabriel Seixas � European
, previously
Deputy Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Luxembourg



The doctrine of effective judicial protection
applying the EAW in the case law of CJEU in the light of EPPO

Speaker: Nikolay Angelov � judge in the Administrative
Court of Bulgaria


15.30h.- 16.00h. Coffee Break � half an hour


16.00- 17.30

Judicial control of the acts of EPPO

Martin Baev � Judge Regional Court Burgas �

Case study � Moderator: Petyo Petkov � Judge in The
Military Court of Appeal


17.30- 18.30

Questions & Answers and Discussion




20.00h. Formal cocktail dinner at Grand Hotel Millennium



Day 2 � 7th of July 2022





Session I � 9.30h.-12.30h.

��������� 09.30-11.00

Cooperation between EUROJUST and EPPO and 3th

Ivanka Kotorova �- Former �National Member for Bulgaria
at Eurojust, currently prosecutor in the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of

�Case study – Moderator: Ivanka Kotorova �




Practical exercise Case study (I-st part)

Speaker: Ivaylo Naydenov – Lawyer at Burgas Bar

Case study- Moderator: Elena Andreeva – Prosecutor
in Regional Prosecutor’s Office Sofia


Lunch break � 12.30h.-13.30h.


Session II – 13.30 – 16.30


Practical exercise Case study (II-nd part)

Speaker: Ivaylo Naydenov – Lawyer at Burgas Bar

Case study- Moderator: Elena Andreeva – Prosecutor
in Regional Prosecutor’s Office Sofia



Data protection in the work of EPPO

Hristo Alaminov, exper in the Commision of Data
Protection DPO

Case study Moderator: Ginka Hristova


15.00-15.30h. Coffee Break  half an hour





Contact Us


g.hristova @ ilac.eu