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Visit of the Prosecutor General of Sweden

19/05/2017

On 19 May, the Prosecutor General of Sweden, Mr Anders Perklev, visited Eurojust and met with the President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx, the current National for Sweden, Mr Leif Görts, the Deputy National Member for Sweden, Ms Anne-Christine Maderud, and the future National Member for Sweden, Ms Solveig Wollstad.

Mr Perklev came for a general discussion on Eurojust’s current and future operational work and to meet with the Swedish Desk.The meeting was marked by a fruitful exchange of ideas about stepping up cooperation in the fight against serious organised crime and terrorism.

Photo © Eurojust. Left to right:
Mr Leif Görts, Ms Solveig Wollstad, Ms Anne-Christine Maderud, Mr Anders Perklev and Ms Michèle Coninsx


Background:
Anders Perklev has had a distinguished legal career, starting as a Court Clerk in 1986, and eventually becoming Deputy Director-General of the Division of Penal Law of the Ministry of Justice in 1998. He served as expert on several government commissions on penal law from 1993 to 2003. Mr Perklev was appointed Prosecutor General of Sweden in 2008.

Mr Perklev is a member of the Consultative Forum of Prosecutors General and Directors of Public Prosecutions of the Member States of the European Union.

All Member States are represented in the Consultative Forum. Since December 2010, the Consultative Forum has met on a regular basis. The meetings are hosted by Eurojust. Eurojust provides the Consultative Forum with substantial logistical and financial support. The Consultative Forum has discussed and drawn conclusions on matters of relevance to prosecutorial authorities, such as the fight against corruption and crimes affecting the EU’s financial interests, migrant smuggling, the European Investigation Order, the European Arrest Warrant, judicial cooperation in freezing and confiscation, victims’ rights, and the future of Eurojust. The conclusions of the Consultative Forum are transmitted to the relevant institutions of the European Union for their consideration and are published and widely disseminated as Council documents.