25 April 2019
Ms Amélie De Montchalin, the newly appointed French Minister for European Affairs, as well as Ms Sophie Joissains and Mr Jacques Bigot, members of the European Affairs Committee of the French Senate, visited Eurojust, the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit. Mr Ladislav Hamran, President of Eurojust, and Mr Frédéric Baab, National Member for France at Eurojust and Chairman of the Counter-Terrorism Team, met with the French minister and senators to introduce them to the mandate and work of Eurojust and discuss Eurojust’s role in cross-border judicial cooperation and its future relations with the European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Mr Hamran elaborated on Eurojust’s mission in enhancing transborder cooperation between national judicial authorities and expanded on his vision of creating a safer Europe for all its citizens. Mr Hamran emphasized the need for Eurojust to receive the necessary human and financial resources to continue its successful work in helping investigate serious transnational crime and bring more criminals before justice.
Mr Baab presented Eurojust’s practical tools for cross-border judicial cooperation, inter alia coordination meetings, coordination centres and joint investigation teams, available to both Member States and third States. He also showcased the positive results of Eurojust’s activities over the last five years, with a special focus on the fight against terrorism. Mr Baab made particular mention of the excellent relations between Eurojust and Europol. He also mentioned the setting up of the European judicial counter-terrorism register at Eurojust.
Photos © Eurojust. Left: Mr Ladislav Hamran, President of Eurojust and Ms Amélie De Montchalin, French Minister for European Affairs. Right: Mr Hamran; Mr Frédéric Baab, Eurojust National Member for France; and Ms Sophie Joissains and Mr Jacques Bigot, members of the European Affairs Committee of the French Senate.