On 15 July, Mr Saulius Skvernelis, the Police Commissioner General of Lithuania, visited Eurojust’s premises in The Hague. The visit comes only two weeks after Lithuania assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Mr Skvernelis and his delegation met with Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, and Ms Laima Čekelienė, National Member for Lithuania at Eurojust.
During the visit, Mr Skvernelis gave a presentation on the project started by the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau together with several EU partners to strengthen cooperation among the law enforcement institutions within and outside Lithuania in combating serious organised cross-border crime.
One of the objectives of this project is to raise awareness among Lithuanian law enforcement agencies of the added value of Eurojust’s assistance. Several study visits to Eurojust by high-ranking Lithuanian police officers are foreseen during the coming months.
Ms Čekelienė commented, “I am very pleased to host the visit of the Police Commissioner General so soon after Lithuania took over the EU Presidency. This visit clearly demonstrates the seriousness Lithuania attaches to its responsibilities as President and the esteem in which it holds Eurojust. I am certain that I can work with my colleagues at the National Desks to further the aims of the Presidency, the Commission and Eurojust.”