Press releases and news

17 June 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Authorities in Romania and the United Kingdom have taken decisive action against a criminal network, which exploited female victims for sexual purposes in Northern Ireland, using the so-called ‘lover-boy method’. During a joint action day, nine suspects were arrested in Romania and two in Northern...
17 June 2021|NEWS
Judicial experts and practitioners in the field of cybercrime will focus on new trends in their domain and how to tailor investigations, during the 10th Plenary Meeting of the European Judicial Cybercrime Network (EJCN), which takes place today and tomorrow. The EJCN Plenary, hosted by Eurojust in...
04 June 2021|PRESS RELEASE
The Belgian court of Antwerp has today sentenced three suspects in the so-called fipronil egg contamination case to prison sentences ranging from one year effective to 18 months suspended for endangering public health. The court awarded millions of EUR in of damages to the civil parties as well. In...
01 June 2021|NEWS
A new chapter is opened today in the protection of the European Union’s budget and the strengthening of its anti-fraud architecture with the operational start of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). Based in Luxembourg, the EPPO will be responsible for investigating, prosecuting and...
28 May 2021|PRESS RELEASE
With the support of Eurojust and Europol, the French and Dutch authorities have taken down an international network of drug traffickers. Following up on a successful first operation by the French Gendarmerie in March, Dutch police searched several places in the Netherlands in the early hours of 26...
27 May 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Following a controlled delivery of drugs across Europe led by Romanian judicial and law enforcement authorities, coordinated arrests of ten suspected members of an organised crime group trafficking large quantities of heroin to Europe took place in Belgium, the Netherlands and Romania.
27 May 2021|NEWS
The establishment of a EuroMed Judicial Network of contact points (EMJNet) is one the main objectives of the new phase of the EuroMed Justice Programme, hosted by Eurojust since May 2020. This network will be composed of practitioners who can assist with requests for international judicial...
21 May 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Judicial authorities and civil society are stepping up actions to hold the Syrian regime accountable for torture and the use of chemical weapons against civilians in the armed conflict, which started ten years ago. In a landmark judgment, earlier this year the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz in...
17 May 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has supported an operation against large-scale VAT fraud, money laundering and forgery of documents, which have cost the Spanish tax authorities EUR 26 million in missed revenues. In record time, the Agency coordinated the judicial cooperation with Slovakia, Belgium and the Netherlands to...
17 May 2021|NEWS
Clarifying legal issues and helping with postponement procedures are just two ways Eurojust has assisted more than 100 judicial authorities who last year faced particular problems with the execution of European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the Agency...