Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear substances and explosives (CBRN-E) include substances and agents conceived, synthesised, extracted, processed and eventually produced, distributed and used by different actors. Amid a growing threat from terrorism and organised crime in Europe and internationally, lawmakers and national authorities face significant challenges to develop and enforce effective regulation regarding these potentially harmful materials.
Eurojust supports effective cooperation in CBRN-E cases by facilitating the use of cross-border investigative and cooperative instruments. The Agency also developed the Eurojust CBRN-E Handbook, which provides EU practitioners with an overview of EU and international legislation applicable to these harmful materials. The Handbook also describes the supranational entities, systems and databases active in the field of CBRN-E.