Press releases and news

23 July 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has assisted the Greek and Bulgarian authorities to halt an international criminal network involved in migrant smuggling within Greece. During an action day, coordinated by the Agency, 11 suspects were arrested, who organised the transport of irregular migrants from the Greek-Turkish land...
22 July 2021|PRESS RELEASE
The Spanish and Serbian authorities have dismantled a large-scale drug trafficking network, through a joint investigation team (JIT) with the active support of Eurojust. Across both countries, a total of 43 members of a Serbian organised crime group (OCG) have been arrested for their involvement in...
12 July 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has ensured rapid judicial cooperation between the Swedish and Spanish authorities for the immediate arrest of a murder suspect in a case that shocked Sweden last year. Through on-call coordination via the Agency, the Spanish authorities were able to arrest the suspect practically...
08 July 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has supported the Italian authorities to stop an elaborate fraud scheme involving the import of new and used cars from Germany. In total, 60 suspects have been identified, who defrauded the Italian tax authorities of at least EUR 6.3 million in avoided VAT levies. Furthermore, over 200...
08 July 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has coordinated a follow-up action against a Romanian criminal network involved in extensive online fraud against users of popular consumer sites such as Amazon and eBay. During an action day, the Romanian and Greek authorities arrested eight members of an organised crime group (OCG). The...
07 July 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has supported the Italian authorities in bringing to a halt a long-running fraud scheme based on a series of fake websites and shell companies to evade tax authorities for an estimated EUR 120 million and cheat thousands of customers. During an action day, the Agency assisted with the...
07 July 2021|NEWS
Slovenia will start discussions on its justice agenda for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the first physical meeting of the Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) in one-and-a half-years’ time. Eurojust Vice-President Mr Boštjan Škrlec will...
07 July 2021|NEWS
Judicial authorities in EU Member States are increasingly turning to Eurojust for expertise and assistance in the execution of European Arrest Warrants (EAWs). Between 2017 and 2020, the number of demands more than doubled to 2 235, compared to the period 2013 to 2016.
05 July 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Online investment fraud is sharply rising, with Eurojust taking on three times as many cases over the past five years. To prevent investors and savers from further losing large sums of money via online scams, prosecutors are encouraged to quickly start freezing the bank accounts of the criminal...
05 July 2021|PRESS RELEASE
In a major operation, coordinated via Eurojust, 38 suspects belonging to a large-scale drug smuggling network have been arrested by the authorities in Italy, Albania, Montenegro and Spain. Amongst the arrested persons are representatives of the Albanian law enforcement and judiciary, suspected of...