Germany

Germany

The German Desk is headed by Jan MacLean, who is the National Member for Germany since July 2022.

In 2021, the German Desk was involved in 1 400 new cases, 128 coordination meetings, 13 coordination centres, and 55 joint investigation teams.

National Member

National Member

Jan MacLean
Jan MacLean

Jan MacLean was appointed National Member for Germany in July 2022. Prior to joining Eurojust, from 2017, Mr MacLean was Deputy to the Permanent Representative of Germany at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, focusing on judicial cooperation and the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Previously, he worked as Head of Division at the Ministry of Justice, responsible for economic crime law and criminal procedures.

In between, in 2012 and 2014, Mr MacLean was seconded by the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) as Resident Twinning Advisor to the Kosovo* Ministry of Justice. Between 2007 and 2011, he was involved in the negotiations on the revision of the then-Eurojust Decision as a counsellor at the German Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels.

Prior to this role, Mr MacLean worked as a counsellor in both the German Justice and Interior Ministries focusing on international legal cooperation in criminal matters and combatting Islamic terrorism and extremism. In 2001, he served for one year as a counsellor on civil aspects of child abduction at the German Office of the Federal Public Prosecutor. He started his career as a judge at the Regional Court of Berlin after graduating in law from Heidelberg University.

Deputy National Member

Selina Ganescu is the Deputy National Member since January 2020. She previously worked as the Assistant to the National Member for Germany from February 2018 until December 2019. Prior to joining Eurojust, she worked as a Senior Public Prosecutor at the Prosecutor General's Office in Düsseldorf in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. She is extensively experienced in fighting crimes concerning sexual abuse of children, trafficking of human beings and drug trafficking.

Assistants to the National Member

Andrea Laumans has been Assistant to the National Member for Germany since December 2019. Prior to joining Eurojust, she worked for several years as a public prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Konstanz, where she dealt with general crimes and related judicial cooperation. Ms Laumans worked as a judge for civil law cases prior to working as a prosecutor.

Seconded National Expert (SNE)

Martin Keicher has been a national expert seconded to the German Desk since August 2020. Prior to joining Eurojust, he worked as a criminal judge and as a public prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office Berlin in a department for organised crime. He was specialised in trafficking in human beings cases and was the PPO's representative for combating human trafficking.


* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Contact the German Desk

If you want to reach the German Desk, especially if you want to transmit case-related information, please use only the following email address:

desecretariat@eurojust.europa.eu

Please do not use Eurojust’s general email addresses.


Wenn Sie das Deutsche Büro erreichen möchten, insbesondere wenn Sie fallbezogene Informationen übermitteln wollen, benutzen Sie bitte ausschließlich die folgende E-Mail-Adresse:

desecretariat@eurojust.europa.eu

Bitte verwenden Sie nicht die allgemeinen E-Mail-Adressen von Eurojust.

Casework

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
New cases (total)
- of which initiating
- of which participating
610
234
376
698
266
472
945
383
562
1083
522
561
1400
748
652
Coordination meetings (initiating and/or participating) 94 103 125 99 128
Coordination centres (organising and/or participating) 8 10 11 7 13
Joint investigation teams (newly signed and/or ongoing) 7 34 45 54 55

Case examples

Stopping large-scale tax evasion through luxury car sales (case example)Simultaneous action against an organised crime group smuggling migrants from the Middle East to the EU

Documents

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