Eurojust’s ninth Annual Report reviews its activities in 2010. The Treaty of Lisbon defines our mission as helping to fight serious crime affecting two or more Member States of the European Union. This report presents the main aspects of that operational work.
As in previous years, the number of cases that Member States have referred for Eurojust’s help has increased. For the first time, more than 1,400 cases have been registered in our Case Management System. Eurojust also held about 140 co-ordination meetings, where investigators and judicial authorities attended to progress cross-border crime cases and resolve operational issues. This again was an increase over the previous year. Importantly, over 90 per cent of these meetings dealt with crimes identified as particular threats to EU citizens. These were terrorism, drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings, fraud, corruption, cybercrime, money laundering, and other activities related to the presence of organised crime groups in the economy.