On 8 December, the Special Committee on Terrorism of the European Parliament visited Eurojust. The Special Committee was represented by a delegation of MEPs and its Secretariat, with the participation of MEPs from different political groups and an officer of the European Parliament Information Office in the Netherlands.
Ladislav Hamran, President of Eurojust, hosted the visit, along with Frédéric Baab, Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Team and National Member for France, and other members of Eurojust’s Counter-Terrorism Team. The meeting was organised at the request of the Special Committee on Terrorism to discuss the common challenges in the fight against terrorism.
The exchange of views dealt with the area of expertise of the Special Committee, allowing Committee members to familiarise themselves with Eurojust’s operational support to the Member States in the fight against terrorism, particularly Eurojust’s coordination tools (e.g. coordination meetings, coordination centres, JITs). It also highlighted the added value of Eurojust’s close cooperation with Europol and third States in terrorism cases, as well as Eurojust’s strategic work in countering terrorism.
‘The mandate of the Special Committee on Terrorism (TERR Committee) sets out as one of its tasks to examine, analyse and evaluate with impartiality facts provided by law enforcement authorities of the Member States, competent EU agencies and recognised experts on the extent of the terrorist threat on European soil and to propose appropriate measures to enable the European Union and its Member States to help prevent, investigate and prosecute crimes related to terrorism.’
Source: Special Committee on Terrorism of the European Parliament.
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