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Eurojust Annual Report 2023

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According to the Eurojust Regulation, the Administrative Director prepares the Annual Report and presents it to the Executive Board for review. The College adopts the Annual Report by 2/3 majority and approves its transmission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Commission and national parliaments in EU Member States, which may present observations and conclusions.

Once a year, the European Parliament and national parliaments engage in a joint evaluation of the activities of Eurojust. In an interparliamentary committee meeting attended by the President of Eurojust, they discuss the Agency’s current activities and receive the Annual Report or other key documents.

Annual Report 2023

PUBLICATION DATE:30 May 2024
Spearheading the European Union’s judicial response to the war in Ukraine, and digitalising criminal justice, were at the heart of Eurojust’s work in 2023, and will continue to be so. In 2023, the Agency fully delivered on its mandate to fight all serious cross-border crimes, handling more than 13 000 cases. Eurojust’s casework increased by 14% in 2023 compared to 2022....

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Previous annual reports

PUBLICATION DATE:24 May 2023
While Eurojust’s work in 2022 heavily focused on supporting Member States’ and partners’ judicial response to the war in Ukraine, the Agency continued to fully deliver on its mandate to fight all serious cross-border crimes. Eurojust contributed to the arrest of more than 4 000 suspects, the seizure...
PUBLICATION DATE:02 March 2022
Eurojust supported 10 105 cross-border criminal investigations in 2021, reaching the highest number of cases ever since operations began 20 years ago. The Agency participated in more than 1 400 large-scale operations and sent nearly 2 000 rapid responses. As a result, drugs worth EUR 7 billion were...
PUBLICATION DATE:23 March 2021
In 2020, Eurojust has registered 13 % more cases compared to the year before, bringing the total to 8 800. The Agency’s efforts led to the arrest of 2 209 suspects, the freezing of EUR 1.9 billion in criminal assets and the seizure of drugs worth EUR 3 billion. These are the main conclusions from...
PUBLICATION DATE:16 April 2020
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PUBLICATION DATE:27 March 2019
This Annual Report is a vivid testimony to what the countries of Europe can achieve when they work together. Over the course of 2018, prosecutors from all over the continent have made a real, tangible contribution to creating a safer Europe by joining forces across borders. On the following pages...
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PUBLICATION DATE:05 April 2017
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PUBLICATION DATE:04 April 2016
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PUBLICATION DATE:25 March 2014
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PUBLICATION DATE:30 March 2010
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PUBLICATION DATE:17 March 2006
During 2005 Eurojust consolidated its position internally as an organisation and also externally where it strengthened its role as a major EU player in the fight against international cross-border crime. This chapter provides a summary of the achievements which are described in more detail in other...
PUBLICATION DATE:01 June 2005
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