A comparative study will be carried out between those sections of EU criminal law dealing with the financial interests of the EU in these countries with the aim of analysing the current legislation and proposing future developments. The study will be led by a core team based at the University of Malta, who will study the subject from a European perspective. The team will also prepare a short questionnaire which will be used by the national rapporteurs when compiling their research and for comparative analysis purposes.
Besides the European perspective the core team will also prepare a specific case-study of Malta and Latvia, followed by a comparative analysis. The rest of the study which will also include a comparative study will be made by selected national rapporteurs who are all reputable academics in their field and chosen on the basis of qualifications, experience and publications. These will be mainly recruited from the representatives of the Association of European Criminal Law and for the Protection of the EU Financial Interest of which members of the core team are active members.
The final dissemination will take place through a publication of a volume that will include papers around 6,000 to 8,000 words on the subject from both a European and a national perspective, as well as the organisation of a conference in Malta.