Eurojust welcomes the Republic of Croatia (Republike Hrvatske), which became the 28th Member State of the European Union on 1 July 2013.
To enhance cooperation and set guidelines for the exchange of case-related information regarding serious international crime, Eurojust signed an agreement with the Republic of Croatia on 9 November 2007. The agreement also provided the possibility to second a liaison prosecutor to Eurojust. (See the Eurojust press release of 19 November 2007.)
Mr Josip Čule was officially appointed by the Croatian government on 22 September 2009 and came to Eurojust in the beginning of 2010 as Liaison Prosecutor for the Republic of Croatia. (See the Eurojust press release of 30 March 2010.) Mr Čule filled this position at Eurojust from 2010 until the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union. During his time at Eurojust, Mr Čule registered 30 cases; most concerned corruption, followed by money laundering and drug trafficking.
Eurojust eagerly awaits the appointment of a National Member from the Republic of Croatia to join Eurojust in The Hague.