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10 April 2015
A coordination meeting bringing together all the judicial and police authorities involved in the investigation into the crash of the Germanwings Airbus A320 on 24 March was held today, 10 April, at Eurojust in The Hague. The meeting was attended by representatives of France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium and updates were provided on the ongoing investigations.
The disaster in the French Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département led to 150 deaths of 19 different nationalities.
The meeting also enabled the prosecutors and investigators involved in the case to exchange useful contacts at operational level and to share the necessary information to pursue effective investigations, keeping especially in mind the concerns of the victims’ relatives. All matters relating to judicial cooperation and the execution of requests for assistance were also discussed, as well as more technical questions concerning the identification of victims, and welfare concerns relating to support of the victims’ relatives.
These meetings highlight the need and usefulness for cooperation and coordination at European and international level.
What is a coordination meeting?
- Coordination meetings bring together both judicial and law enforcement authorities from Member States and third States, allowing effective cross-border investigations.
- Approximately 200 coordination meetings take place each year at Eurojust.
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