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Third States and organisations

In accordance with Article 26a of the Eurojust Decision, Eurojust may conclude agreements with third States and organisations such as:

  • International organisations and their subordinate bodies governed by public law;
  • Other bodies governed by public law which are based on an agreement between two or more States; and
  • The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol)

Such agreements may, in particular, concern the exchange of information, including personal data, and the secondment of liaison officers or liaison magistrates to Eurojust. They can only be concluded after consultation by Eurojust with the Joint Supervisory Body concerning the provisions on data protection and after the approval by the Council, acting by qualified majority.

In accordance with Article 26a(2) last paragraph of the Eurojust Decision, Eurojust shall inform the Council of any plans it has for entering into negotiations with the entities referred to above and the Council may draw any conclusions it deems appropriate. Eurojust has issued an opinion on the practical implementation of this provision which was published in Council document 12479/10 of 22 July 2010.

For the purpose of facilitating judicial cooperation with third States in cases in which Eurojust is providing assistance, Article 27a of the Eurojust Decision provides for the possible posting of Eurojust liaison magistrates to third States, subject to an agreement as referred to in Article 26a of the Eurojust Decision. Before negotiations are entered into with a third State, the Council, acting by qualified majority, shall give its approval. So far the College of Eurojust has not posted liaison magistrates to third States.

Disclaimer: Note that this infographic is for information only and is subject to change.

All agreements concluded so far by Eurojust with third States and organisations can be viewed and/or downloaded from the document library.