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Enhancing cooperation: visit of Republic Public Prosecutor of Serbia

30/05/2017

Yesterday, within the framework of the European Commission’s 2014 project entitled International Cooperation in Criminal Justice: Prosecutors’ Network of the Western Balkans, Eurojust hosted a visit from Ms Zagorka Dolovac, Republic Public Prosecutor of Serbia, and a high-level delegation including Ms Gordana Janicijevic, Deputy Republic Public Prosecutor and Contact Point for Eurojust, and Mr Branko Stamenkovic, Deputy Republic Prosecutor.

The delegation met with the President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx, and the Chair of the External Relations Team, Ms Malči Gabrijelčič.

The purpose of the visit was to discuss enhancing cooperation in the field of serious organised cross-border crime emanating from the Western Balkans. The IPA project focuses on developing cross-border capacities for joint investigations, collection of evidence and requests for mutual legal assistance, and one of its main goals is increasing judicial cooperation between the Prosecutors’ Network and the relevant European institutions.

Photo: © Eurojust. Pictured left to right: Ms Janicijevic, Ms Gabrijelcic, Ms Dolovac, Ms Coninsx and Mr Stamenkovic.

Background:
A career prosecutor since 1989, Ms Dolovac served as Acting District Public Prosecutor in Belgrade from 2007 – 2009. She was appointed Republic Public Prosecutor in January 2010.

Republic Public Prosecutors Office of the Republic of Serbia

Prosecutors Network of the Western Balkans

In July 2016, eight Eurojust Contact Points from the Ministries of Justice and Prosecution Offices from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia received a one-week training at Eurojust. The training was coordinated by the External Relations Team and facilitated by the IPA2014 project. It combined theoretical with practical work sessions on cooperation between Eurojust and Eurojust contact points, data protection issues, cooperation between third States and joint investigation teams.