Yesterday, the Italian High Council of the Judiciary (CSM) visited Eurojust. The high-level delegation was led by Vice-President Giovanni Legnini, together with the Presidents of the Sixth and Ninth Commissions of the Council and the Member Counsellors.
This event marks the first time the self-governance body of the Italian judiciary met with Eurojust. The objective of the meeting was to strengthen operational and practical ties with the Italian national judicial authorities in the fields of judicial cooperation and coordination of cross-border investigations.
During the visit, Vice-President Legnini and his delegation met with President Michèle Coninsx, attended the plenary meeting of the College of Eurojust to gain insight into the functioning of Eurojust, and also met with Mr Filippo Spiezia, National Member for Italy, as well as the members of the Italian Desk.
Vice President Legnini said:
We fully support judicial cooperation at international level and the future of Eurojust in dealing with the challenges posed by terrorism and international organised crime. We were pleased to hear about the many achievements of Eurojust, and also the significant increase in the number of cases dealt with by the Italian Desk in 2016.
President Coninsx said:
We are very pleased to host the Italian High Council of the Judiciary, which has demonstrated a willingness to learn more about Eurojust and enhance our relationship. We value their cooperation and support in the fight against serious organised crime and terrorism.