European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation
Eurojust and Norway signed a Cooperation Agreement in April 2005, with the first Liaison Prosecutor taking up his duties later the same year. Norway was the first third country to assign a Liaison Prosecutor to Eurojust. Since his appointment in August 2020, Jo Christian Jordet is the Liaison Prosecutor for Norway.
In 2019, the Norwegian Liaison Prosecutor was involved in 105 new cases, 24 coordination meetings and 10 joint investigation teams.
Jo Christian Jordet was appointed Liaison Prosecutor for Norway in August 2020. Mr Jordet started his career in 2004 as a prosecutor in the Rogaland Police District. After having worked as a deputy judge at Stavanger District Court and as a business lawyer, he was appointed prosecutor at the Regional Public Prosecution Office (PPO) of Rogaland in 2011, before transferring to the PPO of Hedmark and Oppland in 2014, from where he came to Eurojust. Mr Jordet has broad experience prosecuting serious crime, lately focusing on cases involving online sexual abuse of children and development of methods to investigate and prosecute such cases efficiently.
Deputy Liaison Prosecutor
Vegar Munthe Ommedal was appointed Deputy Liaison Prosecutor for Norway in August 2019. Mr Ommedal began his career as a prosecutor with the Oslo Police District in 2004. He has been working as a police prosecutor in several departments of the Oslo Police District over the years and was Head of the Prosecutors Office at the Organised Crime Unit in the Oslo Police District from 2013 to 2016. Mr Ommedal has also been working as a prosecutor at the National Criminal Investigation Service in Norway (NCIS) and as a lawyer at the National Security Police. Prior to joining Eurojust, he was working as a prosecutor at the Organised Crime Unit in the Oslo police District.