21 April 2015
Today, the National Members of the College
of Eurojust re-elected Ms Michèle Coninsx
for a second term as President of Eurojust, the EU’s body for judicial cooperation against serious, organised cross-border crime. The election result is subject to approval by the Council of the European Union.
Ms Coninsx is a Belgian Deputy Prosecutor General with expertise in coordinating the fight against organised crime and terrorism at national level before joining as National Member for Belgium.
Ms Coninsx commented: ‘To be re-elected President of Eurojust by my colleagues in Eurojust’s College is an honour and a privilege. I have always fully believed in the potential of Eurojust, and in the 13 years of its existence, Eurojust has grown into a mature organisation, increasingly called upon by the Member States to coordinate the fight against serious organised cross-border crime. We will continue to focus on operational work and cooperation with other JHA agencies. Combating illegal immigration, foreign fighters, cybercrime and terrorism requires a strong organisation and a strong cross-border judicial response. We are confident that our partners will increasingly give us the necessary support in our vision to turn to Eurojust as a centre of legal and judicial expertise. I look forward with great confidence to the next three years, and to the contribution I can make to Eurojust’s vision and further success, together with my colleagues, particularly in relation to the forthcoming Regulation on Eurojust. We also look forward to a seamless move to our new premises.
Ms Coninsx was elected Vice-President
of Eurojust in December 2007, served as Acting President from December 2009 to February 2010, was re-elected Vice-President in February 2011, and was elected President
for her first term in May 2012. Ms Coninsx has chaired the Counter-Terrorism Team, a centre of expertise at judicial level bringing together EU counter-terrorism practitioners, since 2004.