The Danish team is headed by Torben Thygesen, who is the Representative for Denmark since October 2022.

In 2022, the Danish team was involved in 96 new cases, 16 coordination meetings, 1 coordination centre, and 7 joint investigation teams.


Torben Thygesen
Torben Thygesen


Mr Torben Thygesen was appointed Eurojust Representative for Denmark in October 2022. He replaces Mr Jesper Hjortenberg, who served as the National Member for Denmark between 2010 and 2019, and as a Representative since the Eurojust Regulation entered into force in December 2019.

Mr Thygesen has been a prosecutor since 1998 and has worked at the Office of the State Prosecutor for several years. He has prosecuted many cases before the Western High Court of Denmark, including cases involving terrorism and serious and organised cross-border crime.

From 2010 until 2019, Mr Thygesen was Deputy State Prosecutor and Chief Prosecutor in different sections of the Danish Prosecution service and from 2017 to 2019 head of a section investigating and prosecuting serious and organised cross-border crime. Since 2019, he has been Deputy State Prosecutor at the State Prosecutor of Viborg.

Alongside this, he is attached to and appointed as examiner at the faculty of law at Aarhus University and Copenhagen University.

Deputy to the Representative

Kirstine Troldborg is Deputy to the Representative of Denmark.

Assistant to the Representative

Sune Løvtrup is Assistant to the Representative of Denmark. He has been working for many years as a prosecutor in different districts of the Danish Prosecution Service, and, for the last few years, has been employed in the International Affairs Division at the Office of the Danish Director of Public Prosecutions. Alongside his position at the Director of Public Prosecutions, Sune Løvtrup has also tried cases before the Eastern High Court of Denmark on behalf of the State Prosecutor of Copenhagen.


Protocol 22 of the Lisbon Treaty of 2009 states that EU legislation in the area of freedom, security and justice does not apply to Denmark. Since the entry into force of the Eurojust Regulation in December 2019, Denmark is no longer a member of Eurojust.

The Agreement on Criminal Justice Cooperation concluded between Eurojust and the Kingdom of Denmark (DA) enables the parties to coordinate investigations and prosecutions during cross-border cases. The Agreement takes into account Denmark’s status as an EU Member State and a Schengen Area Country. Under the Agreement, Denmark may second a Representative, a Deputy and an Assistant to Eurojust to coordinate its criminal investigations and prosecutions with other Member States as well as third countries that have a cooperation agreement with Eurojust.

The Agreement provides for quick, safe and efficient exchange of case-related information and evidence between Denmark, other EU Member States and third countries, and contains extensive and robust data protection provisions to guarantee the same level of data protection that is observed throughout the European Union.

Each member of the Danish team is able to attend the Eurojust College meetings in the role of an observer without voting rights, as Denmark is affected by strategic and operational issues discussed in the College of Eurojust affecting all Member States.

Further terms of the agreement are as follows:

  • Denmark will retain access to Eurojust’s information systems and be allowed to exchange data and evidence, including personal data, in criminal investigations and prosecutions for cases registered at Eurojust, via its seconded Representative, Deputy or Assistant;
  • the Danish Representative to Eurojust may participate in certain operational and strategic meetings;
  • Denmark will be subject to democratic oversight by its national parliament, will be bound by the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and the European Data Protection Supervisor, and will financially contribute to Eurojust’s budget; and
  • the national parliament of Denmark will be informed on Eurojust’s Annual Report, as well as on the results of studies and strategic projects commissioned by Eurojust, its strategic programming documents and working arrangements concluded with third parties, in the same way as the national Parliaments of the other Member States.

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  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
New cases (total)
- of which initiating
- of which participating
Coordination meetings (initiating and/or participating) 27 38 31 18 7 16
Coordination centres (organising and/or participating) 1 1 - - - 1
Joint investigation teams (newly signed and/or ongoing) 4 11 15 13 8 7

Case examples

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