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News and announcements

2013

Eurojust news and announcements posted in 2013 are listed below.

 
  • Polish Minister of Justice HE Marek Biernacki meets with President of Eurojust and National Member for Poland

    20 / 12 / 2013Polish Minister of Justice HE Marek Biernacki and Undersecretary of State Wojciech Węgrzyn met on 18 December with the President of Eurojust, Michele Coninsx, and the National Member for Poland, Mariusz Skowroński, at the Ministry of Justice in Warsaw... read more

  • Consultative Forum meeting held at Eurojust

    19 / 12 / 2013On 13 December, the Consultative Forum of Prosecutors General and Directors of Public Prosecutions of the Member States of the European Union met at Eurojust’s premises in The Hague. The meeting was organised by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Lithuania... read more

  • A liquid cocaine OCG’s operations disrupted by joint investigation team, with Eurojust’s support

    18 / 12 / 2013In late 2011, Estonian authorities began an investigation into an Estonian-Latvian organised criminal group (OCG), which was involved in trafficking of liquid cocaine from the Dominican Republic to Europe and Russian Federation. Following a successful coordination meeting at Eurojust, a joint investigation team (JIT) was established between the Estonian and Latvian authorities, with funding provided by Eurojust. As a result of the work of the JIT, narcotics and criminal assets were seized and the operations of the liquid cocaine-trafficking OCG were disrupted... read more

  • New call for proposals for Financial Assistance to JITs in January 2014

    16 / 12 / 2013​A new call for proposals for financial assistance to Joint Investigation Teams will be launched on 17 January 2014, with a deadline to submit applications by 31 January... read more

  • EU Special Representative for the Sahel visits Eurojust

    09 / 12 / 2013Michel Dominique Reveyrand-de Menthon, the EU Special Representative (EUSR) for the Sahel, visited Eurojust on 2 December ... read more

  • German Federal Minister of Justice visits Eurojust

    05 / 12 / 2013HE Ms Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, German Federal Minister of Justice, visited Eurojust on 4 December. The Minister spoke with Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, about the operational work of Eurojust and its developments in light of the Lisbon Treaty and the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on Eurojust... read more

  • Eurojust press briefing, European Council Press Centre, Brussels, 03/12/2013

    04 / 12 / 2013​On 3 December 2013, Eurojust gave a press briefing in the European Council’s Press Centre in Brussels to provide more insight into Eurojust’s activities and achievements in the fight against serious cross-border crime, including environmental crime and fraud... read more

  • Eurojust and ENPE host environmental crime meeting

    28 / 11 / 2013Meeting brought senior figures in environmental crime to The Hague. On 27 and 28 November 2013, Eurojust and the European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE) co-hosted a meeting entitled Towards an enhanced coordination of environmental crime prosecutions across the EU: The role of Eurojust in The Hague. ... read more

  • Lithuanian Presidency and Eurojust host fraud seminar

    15 / 11 / 2013Important seminar on cross-border excise fraud held in The Hague. On 14 and 15 November 2013, the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosted a joint seminar with Eurojust entitled Cross-border excise fraud: emerging threats in the European Union to address the growing threat posed by this type of crime to Member States... read more

  • Seminar on Eurojust’s new draft Regulation

    10 / 10 / 2013The Eurojust seminar will take place on 14 and 15 October 2013 in The Hague. It will provide a forum for representatives of the national authorities of the Member States, EU institutions, academics and Eurojust to exchange views on a variety of topics and to examine the questions raised by the Proposal ... read more

  • Visit of Estonian MoJ

    03 / 10 / 2013HE Mr Hanno Pevkur, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Estonia, paid his first official visit to Eurojust and Europol. During the visit, Mr Pevkur met with the Eurojust Presidency and the Estonian National Desk.... read more

  • High-level Saudi delegation visits Eurojust

    18 / 09 / 2013​​A high-level delegation of 18 senior diplomats from Saudi Arabia visited Eurojust on18 September. The study visit was organised by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to provide an overview of the international courts and tribunals in The Hague... read more

  • High-level delegation from Latvia visits Eurojust

    12 / 09 / 2013On 11 September, a high-level delegation of Latvian police officers visited Eurojust’s premises in The Hague. Eurojust Vice-President, Mr Raivo Sepp, welcomed the delegation and stressed the importance of such visits in strengthening cooperation between Eurojust and the authorities of Member Stat... read more

  • Asser Institute Conference on the EPPO

    10 / 09 / 2013​Ms Coninsx participated on 6 September in the T.M.C. ASSER Institute’s conference on the proposal for the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office... read more

  • Eurojust once again participates in The Hague International Day

    09 / 09 / 2013​Registration is now open for the 6th The Hague International Day on Sunday 29 September. During this event, The Hague will demonstrate the city’s role as the international centre of peace and justice... read more

  • Welcome, Croatia!

    05 / 09 / 2013​Eurojust welcomes the Republic of Croatia (Republike Hrvatske), which became the 28th Member State of the European Union on 1 July 2013... read more

  • Polish Undersecretary of State visits Eurojust

    30 / 08 / 2013​On 29 August, Mr Wojciech Węgrzyn, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Justice of Poland, visited Eurojust’s premises in The Hague... read more

  • Eurojust President delivers lecture to Ministry of Justice of Thailand

    09 / 08 / 2013​On 8 August, at the kind invitation of Mr Tarit Pengdith, Director-general of the Department of Special Investigation of the Ministry of Justice of Thailand, Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, gave a lecture on Eurojust and on the importance of judicial cooperation in the fight against serious cross-border crime and terrorism... read more

  • Police Commissioner General of Lithuania visits Eurojust

    16 / 07 / 2013​On 15 July, Mr Saulius Skvernelis, the Police Commissioner General of Lithuania, visited Eurojust’s premises in The Hague. The visit comes only two weeks after Lithuania assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union... read more

  • H.E. Teresa Angelatou, Ambassador of Greece, visited Eurojust

    05 / 07 / 2013On 3 July 2013, Her Excellency Teresa Angelatou, Ambassador of Greece, visited Eurojust’s premises in The Hague. The President of Eurojust, Ms Michéle Coninsx, hosted the visit and provided Her Excellency with an overview of the work and achievements of Eurojust. Concluding the visit following a t... read more

  • Final Report on Eurojust's tactical meeting on "travelling child sex offenders"

    TCSO Report cover

    05 / 07 / 2013In September 2011, at the initiative of the Contact Point for Child Protection, Eurojust held a tactical meeting on travelling child sex offenders. The goals of the meeting were to identify the most common challenges faced in judicial cooperation in the fight against travelling child sex offenders, and to suggest possible solutions. A wide range of judicial cooperation issues (regarding the exchange of information, coordination of investigations and prosecutions, resolution of conflicts of jurisdiction, relations with third States and relations with NGOs, etc.) were considered... read more

  • Eurojust News Issue 9

    Cover of EJ News Issue 9

    03 / 07 / 2013The ninth issue of Eurojust News is devoted to joint investigation teams, a judicial cooperation instrument developed for the judicial and law enforcement authorities of Member States as a response to the increasing mobility of organised criminal groups, to enable these authorities to more effectively conduct investigations utilising a common approach. Joint investigation teams have been increasingly used and have led to remarkable results in the fight against crossborder crime in ... read more

  • Eurojust News Issue 8

    Cover of Eurojust News Issue 8

    20 / 06 / 2013The eighth issue of Eurojust News  is devoted to the creation of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office. The Lisbon Treaty provides for the possibility of establishing a European Public Prosecutor’s Office “from Eurojust” to combat crimes affecting the financial interests of the European Union. This issue of our newsletter provides insight into the historical context and recent developments towards the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office and outlines the role and initiatives of Eurojust in ... read more

  • Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro visits EUROJUST

    13 / 06 / 2013​On 29 May 2013, Carlos Zeyen, National Member for Luxembourg and Vice-President of Eurojust, and Malči Gabrijelčič, National Member for Slovenia and Chair of the External Relations Team, hosted the visit of Mr Duško Marković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for political system, foreign and interior policy of Montenegro... read more

  • Eurojust-AR2012-2013-06-12

    Eurojust AR2012 cover

    12 / 06 / 2013​Our Annual Report 2012 was recently presented by the President of Eurojust to the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament, and during the press briefing of the Irish EU Presidency. The English version is now available for downloading from our website... read more

  • Prosecutor General of Japan visits Eurojust

    07 / 06 / 2013On 6 and 7 June, Ms Michèle Coninsx, President, and Mr Raivo Sepp, Vice-President, hosted a visit to Eurojust by Mr Hiroshi Ozu, the Prosecutor General of Japan, and Mr Yoshimitsu Yamauchi, Deputy Director of the International Affairs Division, Criminal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Justice of Japan... read more

  • Eurojust hosted Palestinian delegation

    24 / 05 / 2013On 2 May 2013, Eurojust hosted a delegation from the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission  and the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support ​​... read more

  • Visit of Eurojust President to CEPOL

    24 / 05 / 2013Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, visited CEPOL on Thursday 23 May. During her visit, Ms Coninsx met with CEPOL Director Dr Ferenc Bánfi and other agency staff. The visit focused on areas of cooperation between both agencies... read more

  • Ms Coninsx attends sixth meeting of the Network of Public Prosecutors

    17 / 05 / 2013Ms Coninsx attends sixth meeting of the Network of Public Prosecutors or equivalent institutions at the Supreme Judicial Courts of the Member States of the European Union in Kraków, Poland.​ The meeting, which was held from 15-17 May, was entitled Synergies and responses: challenges for integr... read more

  • Consultative Forum meeting held at Eurojust

    08 / 05 / 2013On 25 and 26 April 2013, the Consultative Forum of Prosecutors General and Directors of Public Prosecutions of the Member States of the European Union met in The Hague. The meeting was co-organised by Eurojust and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Ireland. The main topics on the agenda were the practical operation of the European Public Prosecution’s Office and the implementation of the Directive on the Rights of Victims ... read more

  • Eurojust hosts the visit of the EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou

    10 / 04 / 2013​Ms Vassiliadou spent the day meeting with the College of Eurojust, the Presidency Team and the Trafficking and Related Crimes Team. Ms Vassiliadou expressed her wish to discuss the possibilities for stepping up the fight against trafficking in human beings. She emphasized the importance of successful THB prosecutions in the Member States and the essential role of Eurojust in facilitating international judicial cooperation. ... read more

  • Eurojust press briefing, European Council Press Centre, Brussels, 06/03/2013

    11 / 03 / 2013​On 6 March 2013, Eurojust gave a press briefing in the European Council’s Press Centre in Brussels to provide more insight into Eurojust’s activities and achievements in the fight against serious organised crime, including terrorism and fraud. Eurojust’s press briefing included presentations on Eurojust and its work and achievements. Several case examples on duty fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism were presented ... read more

  • Eurojust hosts visit from LIBE and CRIM Committees of European Parliament

    13 / 02 / 2013​On 11 February 2013, the College of Eurojust hosted a visit by members of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) and the Special Committee for Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (CRIM Committee) of the European Parliament.... read more