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Mr Ladislav Hamran elected Vice-President of Eurojust

The Hague, 10 December 2013

Today, Mr Ladislav Hamran, the Eurojust National Member for the Slovak Republic, was elected Vice-President of Eurojust for a three-year term.

The election took place during a plenary session of the College. According to Article 28(2) of the Council Decision on Eurojust, and Article 3(1) of the Rules of Procedure of Eurojust, the result of the elections will be submitted to the Council, for its approval, acting by qualified majority.

A specialist in asset recovery and confiscation, Mr Hamran was appointed National Member for the Slovak Republic in September 2007.

Mr Hamran is a career prosecutor. He started as a trainee at the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Nitra in 1997, and then was appointed as Prosecutor at the District Prosecutor’s Office in 2000. He became a Prosecutor at the Special Prosecutor’s Office of the General Prosecutor in 2003, before taking up his duties in 2004 as Prosecutor in the Penal Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office, in the Economic and Financial Crime Section, until his appointment to Eurojust.

In addition to his other duties, Mr Hamran has been a member of the UN group of experts in a comparative study on fraud. He was also contact point of the Slovak Republic for the CARIN network from 2005 to 2007, and has been Eurojust contact point for the CARIN network since 2008.

The President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Mr Hamran as the newest member of the Presidency Team at this pivotal moment in our institutional development. The need for a well-rounded team is especially important to help us carry out our tasks to the fullest extent possible. I am confident that his commitment to the role of Vice-President will contribute to promoting the work of Eurojust and its further development.”

Following his election as Vice-President, Mr Hamran commented: “I am deeply honoured by this vote of confidence from my colleagues. I hope to continue the important work being done by the Eurojust Presidency Team. The Slovak Republic is a small country. Due to the support of my domestic authorities, I will be able to assume more responsibilities.”

Ladislav Hamran Presidency Team: Francisco Jiménez-Villarejo, Michele Coninsx, Ladislav Hamran
Ladislav Hamran​ Presidency Team: Francisco Jiménez-Villarejo, Michele Coninsx, Ladislav Hamran

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