The report provides an overview of Eurojust’s developments and main activities, and its contributions and support to improve judicial cooperation among the Member States in 2014. Eurojust’s casework is growing each year, and this year was no exception.
The number of cases for which Member States requested Eurojust’s assistance increased by 14.5 per cent to 1 804 cases. Eurojust’s unique tool, coordination meetings, brought 1 882 external practitioners to Eurojust – including prosecutors, judges and police officers – to streamline operations, facilitate coordination and cooperation in strategic and operational actions, and resolve legal and practical difficulties resulting from differences in the 30 legal systems in the European Union. In addition, coordination centres provided effective real-time support.
JITs, along with coordination meetings and coordination centres, assist the Member States in the collection and connection of vital case-related information. These tools provide speedy, results-driven cooperation.
Eurojust continues to support the setting up and running of JITs, with the number of JITs supported by Eurojust increasing by more than 20 per cent. The number of JITs funded by Eurojust also increased substantially, showing that this tool is being used more and more by the Member States.