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Legal framework

Eurojust legal framework

Eurojust Regulation

The Eurojust Regulation (Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, replacing and repealing Council Decision 2002/187/JHA) was adopted on 6 November 2018. The Regulation established the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), as a replacement and successor for the European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit created in 2002.

The Regulation established a new governance system for Eurojust, clarified the relationship between Eurojust and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, prescribed a new data protection regime, adopted new rules for Eurojust’s external relations and strengthened the role of the European and national Parliaments in the democratic oversight of Eurojust’s activities.

The Eurojust Regulation became directly applicable on 12 December in the Member States, without a need for national transposing acts.


Other relevant documents

The internal legal framework of Eurojust is undergoing revision due to the changes brought by the Eurojust regulation. The list of documents below will be updated as the new rules are adopted.

Financial Regulation applicable to Eurojust:

College Decision 2019-09 on the Financial Regulation applicable to Eurojust (17 September 2019).

Eurojust Seat Decision:

Decision taken by common agreement between the representatives of the Member States, meeting at Head of State or Government level, of 13 December 2003 on the location of the seats of certain offices and agencies of the European Union.

For Eurojust Seat Decision, see Article 1 (c).

Data Protection Rules:

Rules of procedure on the processing and protection of personal data at Eurojust, adopted by the College on 20 December 2019.

Rules of Procedure:

Rules of procedure of Eurojust, as adopted by the College of Eurojust on 20 December 2019, following the approval of the Council on 19 December 2019 (Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2250 of 19 December 2019).

The Rules of procedure were amended by a decision of the College and approved by the Council in an implementing act published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 29 July 2020 to allow the Agency to take decisions by videoconference in exceptional circurmstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A consolidated version of the Rules of procedure can be found here.

Access to Documents:

Decision to adopt rules regarding Public Access to Eurojust Documents as adopted by the College of Eurojust on 9 July 2020.

Decision concerning investigations conducted by OLAF:

Decision on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office in accordance with Article 38(4) of the Eurojust Decision (OLAF Decision) as adopted by the College of Eurojust on 13 July 2004.


Agreements with partners

EU partners:
Third States:

In addition to the conclusion of an agreement, the United States of America, the Kingdom of Norway, Switzerland and Montenegro has each seconded a liaison prosecutor to Eurojust.


Several of the documents mentioned above are available in other EU languages in the document library.