Press releases and news

12 May 2021|PRESS RELEASE
At the request of the German authorities, Eurojust and Europol have assisted in bringing four different online investment scams to a halt, which defrauded thousands of victims for an estimated amount of approximately EUR 30 million. During a joint action day, six suspects have been arrested for...
10 May 2021|PRESS RELEASE
Five members of a Slovak organised crime group (OCG) have been sentenced in the United Kingdom for up to eight years in prison for the exploitation of fellow nationals in a case of modern slavery and money laundering. Between 2008 and 2017, the victims were forced to work under appalling...
10 May 2021|NEWS
To prepare for the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Eurojust has today hosted a meeting with Slovenian Justice Minister Ms Lilijana Kozlovič. During this meeting with Eurojust President Mr Ladislav Hamran and Vice-President Mr Boštjan Škrlec (National Member for Slovenia)...
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...