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First joint investigation team between France and Moldova

29/11/2018

Yesterday, the first joint investigation team (JIT) agreement between the French Republic and the Republic of Moldova was signed at Eurojust, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation. Delegates from the Interregional Specialised Jurisdiction of Rennes, France, and the Moldovan Public Prosecutor’s Office reached this important agreement to set up a JIT that will support the Europe-wide investigation into a complex case of large-scale theft. The crime is allegedly perpetrated by a transnational organised crime group, which engages in illegal activities also in other EU Member States and third States.

The agreement was concluded at Eurojust’s premises in The Hague during a second dedicated coordination meeting. Eurojust will facilitate, coordinate and assist the parallel investigations of the French and Moldovan authorities, through this JIT, which is an international cooperation tool established for a limited duration to deal with a specific case of transnational nature. The investigations into the case are still ongoing across Europe.

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