The Spanish Desk is headed by Francisco Jiménez-Villarejo, who is the National Member for Spain since December 2012.

In 2019, the Spanish Desk was involved in 618 new cases, 93 coordination meetings, 8 coordination centres and 14 joint investigation teams.



National Member

National Member

Francisco Jiménez-Villarejo
Francisco Jiménez-Villarejo

Francisco Jiménez-Villarejo was appointed National Member for Spain in December 2012. He began his career as a prosecutor, joining the Prosecution Office of Seville in 1990. After being promoted to the rank of senior prosecutor, he worked at the General Prosecution Offices of Majorca (1996-1999), Seville (1999-2001) and Malaga (2001-2012), where he was appointed Delegate of the Anticorruption Prosecution Office in 2006. Specialising in international cooperation in criminal matters, Mr Jiménez-Villarejo was a founding member of the Spanish Prosecutors International Cooperation Network in 2002 and has been a Contact Point of the European Judicial Network since 2004. He was a TAIEX short-time expert, expert member of the Phare Twinning Project in Bulgaria from 2005 to 2007 and a Council of Europe GRECO evaluator for the prevention of corruption in 2012. He has served as a member of the Permanent Committee of the European Judicial Training Network since 2011. Mr Jiménez-Villarejo is a frequent speaker at high-level international seminars. He was a professor of criminal and procedural law at the Police Academies of Andalucía and Majorca, and in the Public Law Department of the Universidad de las Islas Baleares, and he collaborates on a regular basis with the Universities of Málaga, Valladolid and Castilla-La Mancha. His articles on international cooperation have been published in various books and law journals.

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New cases
2017: 120 (initiating) + 248 (participating)
2018: 144 (initiating) + 371 (participating)
2019: 190 (initiating) + 428 (participating)

Coordination meetings (initiating and/or participating)
2017: 60
2018: 72
2019: 93

Coordination centres (initiating and/or participating)
2017: 7
2018: 4
2019: 8

Joint investigation teams (initiating and/or participating)
2017: 9
2018: 12
2019: 14

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