Press releases and news

06 May 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Ms Daniela Buruiana has been appointed as new National Member for Romania at Eurojust, by the Minister of Justice of Romania, HE Mr Stelian-Cristian Ion. Ms Buruiana has long-standing experience as a senior prosecutor within the Romanian Prosecution Service and previously served as National Member...
05 May 2021|PRESS RELEASE
In a new major operation against international drug trafficking and money laundering, Eurojust and Europol have supported the competent Italian and German authorities with the arrest of 31 suspects in both countries, alleged to be part of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, operating in different regions of...
22 April 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has assisted the Italian authorities in halting an online investment scam used to launder money for an estimated amount of EUR 9.6 million. The swindle also defrauded more than 100 Italian victims for a total of at least EUR 1.3 million via a website, operating through a market-listed...
19 April 2021|PRESS RELEASE
The stark rise in the production of synthetic drugs such as (meth-)amphetamines poses increasing challenges for prosecutors across Europe. By rapidly changing the composition of chemicals used for these drugs – as, for instance, red phosphorus, MAPA and APAA – or creating new substances, producers...
15 April 2021|NEWS
To further step up the fight against serious organised cross-border crime, Eurojust is announcing the launch of a new scheme for the urgent funding of the cross-border operational activities of joint investigation teams (JITs). This offers targeted, short-term grants for JITs’ urgent and/or...
09 April 2021|PRESS RELEASE
With judicial support from Eurojust, authorities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania have taken action against an organised crime group (OCG) which was involved in the production, distribution and sale of steroids and other illegal hormonal substances. During an action day coordinated by...
08 April 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has ensured the coordination of cross-border investigations at the request of the Italian authorities (Public Prosecutor’s Office of Reggio Calabria) concerning a massive fraud with fuel taxes worth about EUR 1 billion. The Agency enabled the freezing of bank accounts in Bulgaria, Croatia...
29 March 2021|PRESS RELEASE
At the request of the French authorities, Eurojust has supported an action day in Germany and Luxembourg to tackle an organised crime group (OCG) involved in the laundering of profits from illegal drugs trafficking. Coordinated via the Agency, multiple searches took place in Germany and Luxembourg...
25 March 2021|NEWS
High-level academic experts and criminal justice professionals from EU Member States and South Partner Countries (SPCs) are joining the CrimEx group of the EuroMed Justice (EMJ) Programme to update and develop new tools for judicial cooperation. These short-term experts (STEs) have taken up duties...
23 March 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Judicial authorities in EU Member States are increasingly turning to Eurojust, the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, for assistance in investigations of serious cross-border crimes and terrorism, to bring suspects to trial in national courts. In spite of drastic restrictions...