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Assistants to National Members

Dimităr Hadzhiyski was appointed Assistant to the National Member of the Republic of Bulgaria​ in July 2012. Mr Hadzhiyski is a public prosecutor at the Sofia Regional Prosecutors' Office, and previously served as seconded National Expert to the Bulgarian Desk at Eurojust. Prior to his time at Eurojust, he worked as a junior public prosecutor at the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office and as an intern in law at the District Court of Sofia. He is a contact point in the National Prosecutors' Network of Bulgaria, which is linked to the European Judicial Network in Criminal Matters. Mr Hadzhiyski is the chair of the International Commission of the Association of Prosecutors in Bulgaria, which in turn is a member of the International Association of Prosecutors.

Peder Karmark is Assistant to the National Member for Denmark since June 2014.

Fabian Ziegler is Assistant to the National Member for Germany.

Emmanuelle Fraysse is Assistant to the National Member for France since July 2016.

Haffide Boulakras is Assistant to the National Member for France since April 2017.

Silvio Franz took up his position as Assistant to the National Member for Italy on 8 March 2017. Mr Franz has been a magistrate since 1986. He worked first as a judge, and then, since 1989, as Public Prosecutor in La Spezia and Genoa. He was a member of the Antimafia District Direction of Genoa from 1999 to 2007. In the past eight years, he was in charge of financial and economic criminal cases and a member of the counter-terrorism branch. Mr Franz’s experience in the field of judicial cooperation involved, in addition to dealing with Letters of Request, the role of expert in the project ‘Procedural rights in EU criminal law’ within the framework of the European Union’s Criminal Justice Programme ( 2014-2015), and speaker/trainer in 1st Training Workshop for Somali Judges and Prosecutors on Rule of Law-Based Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Terrorism Offences, organised by the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2015). He attended and was speaker at courses organised by the Italian High Council of the Judiciary.

Mārcis Viļums is Assistant to the National Member for Latvia. Stationed in Latvia, Mr Viļums is currently a prosecutor at the International Cooperation Division of the Department of Analysis and Management of the Prosecutor General's Office. He was appointed Assistant in April 2013.

Balázs Garamvölgyi is Assistant to the National Member for Hungary.

George Camilleri was appointed as one of the Assistants to the National Member for Malta in July 2017. Dr Camilleri graduated in law in November 2016. Shortly afterwards, in February 2017, he received his advocate’s warrant, partly through his exposure as a legal trainee at the Criminal Law and Prosecution Department at the Office of the Attorney General, as well as subsequent practice in law firms specialising in criminal defence. During his studies, he worked in the national law compliance unit that investigates and prosecutes unemployment benefit fraud. Between September 2016 and April 2017, he was also engaged with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs during the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, primarily dealing with the processing of diplomatic clearances concerning foreign military/naval assets and personnel stationed or operating within Maltese territory, foreign security details escorting dignitaries of EU institutions and Member States present in Malta, as well as official Maltese government state flights. Dr Camilleri joined the Office of the Attorney General in May 2017 and was assigned to the Criminal Law and Prosecution Department, his duties focusing mainly on matters related to the International Cooperation in Criminal Affairs Unit.

Matthew Xuereb is Assistant to the National Member for Malta since July 2017.

Thea Warmerdam is an Assistant to the National Member for the Netherlands. She has a degree in International Law. She worked at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in The Hague as coordinator of the Return Office in charge of the execution of the Voluntary Return Program. In February 2001, she began working as a Senior Assistant Prosecutor in the Supra Regional Centre for International Legal Assistance in Haarlem, where she gained experience with requests for mutual legal assistance and extradition and international issues. Ms Warmerdam joined the Dutch Desk at Eurojust in April 2008.

Renske Mackor is an Assistant to the National Member for the Netherlands. She is a senior Public Prosecutor specialised in (international) environmental crime, fraud and asset confiscation. After a career as a lawyer in private practice, dealing mostly with environmental law and planning law, she was appointed Public Prosecutor in 2005 at the National Public Prosecutor’s Office for cases involving serious fraud and environmental crime and asset confiscation. Ms Mackor is a lecturer for the judiciary in various courses. She joined the Dutch Desk at Eurojust in April 2017, and is Eurojust’s Contact Point for Environmental Crime.

Mar-Els Visscher is an Assistant to the National Member for the Netherlands. She has a Master’s degree in Criminal Law. In 2011, she started working for the Public Prosecution Service in Utrecht. As a Senior Assistant Prosecutor, she specialised in money laundering and other high-profile cases, such as murder and organised crime. Ms Visscher joined the Dutch Desk at Eurojust on 24 July 2017.

Claudia Schmidhofer is Assistant to the National Member for Austria.

Jerzy Iwanicki is Assistant to the National Member for Poland.

Boštjan Lamešič is an Assistant to the National Member for Slovenia. Before joining Eurojust he worked as a district prosecutor at the Prosecutor General’s Office. He began his career with the prosecution service as a Higher Judicial Adviser and Assistant to the District Prosecutor at various District Prosecutors’ Offices and at the Specialised State Prosecutor’s Office. In March 2012, he was appointed Assistant to the National Member. He specialises in financial/economic crime and corruption.

Tuuli Eerolainen is an Assistant to the National Member for Finland. She is currently acting as a legal adviser in the International Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor General in Finland. Prior to this, she worked for four years as Finnish Liaison Magistrate in Estonia and for several years as a District Prosecutor in Southeast Finland and as a Military Prosecutor in the Defense Forces. She also has experience in both military and civilian crisis management. Ms Eerolainen was Deputy National Member for Finland at Eurojust from September 2010 to March 2011.

Jouni Peräinen is Assistant to the National Member for Finland since February 2013. He has over 15 years of experience as a prosecutor. In recent years, working at the Prosecutor's Office of Helsinki, Mr Peräinen has primarily dealt with drug cases. He also specialises in organised crime and military offences.

Lilja Limingoja is Assistant to the National Member for Finland.

Gunilla Arph-Malmberg has been the Assistant to the National Member for Sweden since May 2016. She is a Senior Public Prosecutor who has worked at the Swedish Economic Crime Authority since 1999, handling cases involving organised financial crime. Prior to that position, she worked as a judge at the Court of Appeals for Skåne and Blekinge for ten years, dealing with criminal and civil cases. Within the Economic Crime Authority, she has been a contact point for international cooperation for many years as well as contact point for the EJN and Eurojust. She is a member of the Financial and Economic Crime Team.

Helen Nisbet is Assistant to the National Member for the United Kingdom.