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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).

Act of the Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) of Eurojust:

Revised Act of the Joint Supervisory Body, adopted unanimously at the plenary meeting of the Joint Supervisory Body of Eurojust of 23 June 2009.

Act of the Joint Supervisory Body of Eurojust of 2 March 2004.

Data Protection Rules:

Rules of procedure on the processing and protection of personal data at Eurojust as adopted unanimously by the College of Eurojust during the meeting of 21 October 2004 and approved by the Council on 24 February 2005.

Additional rules defining some specific aspects of the application of the rules on the processing and protection of personal data at Eurojust to non-case-related operations as adopted by the College of Eurojust on 27 June 2006.

Rules of Procedure:

Rules of procedure of Eurojust as adopted unanimously by the College of Eurojust at its meeting of 30 May 2002 and approved by the Council on 13 June 2002.

Access to Documents:

Decision to adopt rules regarding Public Access to Eurojust Documents as adopted by the College of Eurojust on 13 July 2004.

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.

Organisations:

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