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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Landesgericht für Strafsachen Wien (Austria) lodged on 2 August 2019 — Criminal proceedings against A***** and further unknown perpetrators

(Case C-584/19)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Landesgericht für Strafsachen Wien

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Staatsanwaltschaft Wien

Accused: A***** and further unknown perpetrators

Other parties: Staatsanwaltschaft Hamburg

Question referred

Are the terms ‘judicial authority’ within the meaning of Article 1(1) of Directive 2014/41/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 regarding the European Investigation Order 1 in criminal matters and ‘public prosecutor’ within the meaning of Article 2(c)(i) of the aforementioned Directive to be interpreted as also including the public prosecutor’s offices of a Member State which are exposed to the risk of being directly or indirectly subject to orders or individual instructions from the executive, such as the Senator of Justice in Hamburg, in the context of the adoption of a decision on the issuance of a European investigation order?


1 OJ 2014 L 130, p. 1.