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6th round of mutual evaluations

In line with Joint Action 97/827/JHA, adopted by the Council of the EU on 5 December 1997, the Working Party on General Matters including Evaluations (GENVAL) decided on 22 June 2011 that the sixth round of mutual evaluations will be devoted to the practical implementation and operation in the Member States of Council Decision 2002/187/JHA of 28 February 2002 setting up Eurojust with a view to reinforcing the fight against serious crime, as amended by Decisions 2003/659/JHA and 2009/426/JHA (‘revised EJ Decision’) and of Joint Action 98/428/JHA of 29 June 1998 on the creation of a European Judicial Network repealed and replaced by Council Decision 2008/976/JHA on the European Judicial Network in criminal matters in the Member States (‘EJN Decision’).

Peer evaluations were conducted in the Member States by experts over the course of a three-year period (May 2012 to May 2014): Eurojust observers have participated in each of these evaluations.

Following on-site visits to the Member States, reports were drafted by the experts with the support of the Council Secretariat and observers.

The final report, which reflects the overall outcome of the 6th evaluation round, was adopted on 17 December 2014. It contains 24 recommendations to Member States, European institutions, Eurojust and the EJN.

Declassified reports and the final report are available in the relevant section of the Document library