Dimităr Hadzhiyski was appointed Assistant to the National Member of the Republic of Bulgaria in July 2012. Mr Hadzhiyski is a public prosecutor at the Sofia Regional Prosecutors' Office, and previously served as seconded National Expert to the Bulgarian Desk at Eurojust. Prior to his time at Eurojust, he worked as a junior public prosecutor at the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office and as an intern in law at the District Court of Sofia. He is a contact point in the National Prosecutors' Network of Bulgaria, which is linked to the European Judicial Network in Criminal Matters. Mr Hadzhiyski is the chair of the International Commission of the Association of Prosecutors in Bulgaria, which in turn is a member of the International Association of Prosecutors.
Selina Ganescu is Assistant to the National Member for Germany since February 2018. Prior to joining Eurojust, she worked as a senior public prosecutor at the Prosecutor General's Office in Düsseldorf in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Ms Ganescu has extensive experience in fighting crimes related to the sexual abuse of children, trafficking of human beings and drug trafficking.
Andrea Laumans is Assistant to the National Member for Germany since December 2019. Prior to joining Eurojust, she worked for several years as a public prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor´s Office in Konstanz, where she dealt with general crimes and related judicial cooperation. Ms Laumans worked as a judge for civil law cases prior to working as a prosecutor.
Lisa Elbert was appointed Assistant to the National Member for Germany in January 2020. Prior to joining Eurojust, she worked as a public prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Nürnberg-Fürth, especially on judicial cooperation cases. Ms Elbert previously worked at the Regional Court in Memmingen as a judge for civil cases.
Ioannis Papathanasiou has been Assistant to the National Member for Greecesince September 2018. Dr Papathanasiou is a Vice Public Prosecutor and holds a Bachelor’s degree in law with distinction from the University of Athens, followed by a Master’s degree in civil law from the University of Athens and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge. He also earned a DPhil (PhD) in law from the University of Oxford. His doctoral research focused on harmonisation of national laws of the EU Member States. In addition, during his appointment as a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, he extended his research to the Restatements of the Law as a mechanism of harmonisation within US jurisprudence. Having practiced as a lawyer and a notary public in Greece, he became a public prosecutor in 2016.since September 2018. Dr Papathanasiou is a Vice Public Prosecutor and holds a Bachelor’s degree in law with distinction from the University of Athens, followed by a Master’s degree in civil law from the University of Athens and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge. He also earned a DPhil (PhD) in law from the University of Oxford. His doctoral research focused on harmonisation of national laws of the EU Member States. In addition, during his appointment as a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, he extended his research to the Restatements of the Law as a mechanism of harmonisation within US jurisprudence. Having practiced as a lawyer and a notary public in Greece, he became a public prosecutor in 2016.
Emmanuelle Fraysse is Assistant to the National Member for France since July 2016.
Haffide Boulakras is Assistant to the National Member for France since April 2017.
Teresa Magno joined Eurojust as Assistant to the National Member for Italy in February 2018. Prior to her appointment, she worked for 17 years as a criminal trial judge and preliminary investigation judge at the Tribunals of Marsala and Modena, and she was seconded for two years to the Ministry of Justice, where her main task was drafting observations of the Ministry in cases pending against Italy before the European Court of Human Rights. Ms Magno has participated as speaker and national expert in many national, European and international conferences, seminars and working groups on international and European judicial cooperation in criminal matters, European criminal law and criminal procedure, European institutional and international law, human rights, Italian criminal law and criminal procedure. Ms Magno has written articles in Italian and English on European criminal law and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, computer crime and environmental crime.
Silvio Franz took up his position as Assistant to the National Member for Italy on 8 March 2017. Mr Franz has been a magistrate since 1986. He worked first as a judge, and then, since 1989, as Public Prosecutor in La Spezia and Genoa. He was a member of the Antimafia District Direction of Genoa from 1999 to 2007. In the past eight years, he was in charge of financial and economic criminal cases and a member of the counter-terrorism branch. Mr Franz’s experience in the field of judicial cooperation involved, in addition to dealing with Letters of Request, the role of expert in the project ‘Procedural rights in EU criminal law’ within the framework of the European Union’s Criminal Justice Programme ( 2014-2015), and speaker/trainer in 1st Training Workshop for Somali Judges and Prosecutors on Rule of Law-Based Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Terrorism Offences, organised by the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2015). He attended and was speaker at courses organised by the Italian High Council of the Judiciary.
Mārcis Viļums is Assistant to the National Member for Latvia. Stationed in Latvia, Mr Viļums is currently a prosecutor at the International Cooperation Division of the Department of Analysis and Management of the Prosecutor General's Office. He was appointed Assistant in April 2013.
Balázs Garamvölgyi is Assistant to the National Member for Hungary.
George Camilleri was appointed as one of the Assistants to the National Member for Malta in July 2017. Dr Camilleri graduated in law in November 2016. Shortly afterwards, in February 2017, he received his advocate’s warrant, partly through his exposure as a legal trainee at the Criminal Law and Prosecution Department at the Office of the Attorney General, as well as subsequent practice in law firms specialising in criminal defence. During his studies, he worked in the national law compliance unit that investigates and prosecutes unemployment benefit fraud. Between September 2016 and April 2017, he was also engaged with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs during the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, primarily dealing with the processing of diplomatic clearances concerning foreign military/naval assets and personnel stationed or operating within Maltese territory, foreign security details escorting dignitaries of EU institutions and Member States present in Malta, as well as official Maltese government state flights. Dr Camilleri joined the Office of the Attorney General in May 2017 and was assigned to the Criminal Law and Prosecution Department, his duties focusing mainly on matters related to the International Cooperation in Criminal Affairs Unit.
Matthew Xuereb is Assistant to the National Member for Malta since July 2017.
Thea Warmerdam is an Assistant to the National Member for the Netherlands. She has a degree in International Law. She worked at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in The Hague as coordinator of the Return Office in charge of the execution of the Voluntary Return Program. In February 2001, she began working as a Senior Assistant Prosecutor in the Supra Regional Centre for International Legal Assistance in Haarlem, where she gained experience with requests for mutual legal assistance and extradition and international issues. Ms Warmerdam joined the Dutch Desk at Eurojust in April 2008.
Renske Mackor is an Assistant to the National Member for the Netherlands. She is a senior Public Prosecutor specialised in (international) environmental crime, fraud and asset confiscation. After a career as a lawyer in private practice, dealing mostly with environmental law and planning law, she was appointed Public Prosecutor in 2005 at the National Public Prosecutor’s Office for cases involving serious fraud and environmental crime and asset confiscation. Ms Mackor is a lecturer for the judiciary in various courses. She joined the Dutch Desk at Eurojust in April 2017, and is Eurojust’s Contact Point for Environmental Crime.
Mar-Els Visscher is an Assistant to the National Member for the Netherlands. She has a Master’s degree in Criminal Law. In 2011, she started working for the Public Prosecution Service in Utrecht. As a Senior Assistant Prosecutor, she specialised in money laundering and other high-profile cases, such as murder and organised crime. Ms Visscher joined the Dutch Desk at Eurojust on 24 July 2017.
Claudia Schmidhofer is Assistant to the National Member for Austria.
Jerzy Iwanicki is Assistant to the National Member for Poland.
Mariana Radu became Assistant to the National Member of Romania in November 2018. Prior to joining Eurojust, Ms Radu served as Head of the Division for Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters, acting as Central Authority within the Ministry of Justice of Romania – a position she held since 2005. In this role, Ms Radu managed and oversaw an extensive range of cases of judicial cooperation with EU and non-EU Member States and, as of 2007, worked closely with the National Member of Romania at Eurojust. She has, among others positions, served as Romanian representative in several committees of EU institutions, the Council of Europe and United Nations, as well as being a national correspondent for the European Judicial Network and member of the Eurojust National Coordination System. She has the status of magistrate and holds a Ph.D. degree in Criminal Law from the University of Bucharest. She is specialized in European law, security and foreign affairs. She began her career in 2002 as a lawyer within Bucharest's Bar Association.
Boštjan Lamešič is an Assistant to the National Member for Slovenia. Before joining Eurojust he worked as a district prosecutor at the Prosecutor General’s Office. He began his career with the prosecution service as a Higher Judicial Adviser and Assistant to the District Prosecutor at various District Prosecutors’ Offices and at the Specialised State Prosecutor’s Office. In March 2012, he was appointed Assistant to the National Member. He specialises in financial/economic crime and corruption.
Tuuli Eerolainen is an Assistant to the National Member for Finland. She is currently acting as a legal adviser in the International Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor General in Finland. Prior to this, she worked for four years as Finnish Liaison Magistrate in Estonia and for several years as a District Prosecutor in Southeast Finland and as a Military Prosecutor in the Defense Forces. She also has experience in both military and civilian crisis management. Ms Eerolainen was Deputy National Member for Finland at Eurojust from September 2010 to March 2011.
Jouni Peräinen is Assistant to the National Member for Finland since February 2013. He has over 15 years of experience as a prosecutor. In recent years, working at the Prosecutor's Office of Helsinki, Mr Peräinen has primarily dealt with drug cases. He also specialises in organised crime and military offences.
Lilja Limingoja is Assistant to the National Member for Finland.
Gunilla Arph-Malmberg has been the Assistant to the National Member for Sweden since May 2016. She is a Senior Public Prosecutor who has worked at the Swedish Economic Crime Authority since 1999, handling cases involving organised financial crime. Prior to that position, she worked as a judge at the Court of Appeals for Skåne and Blekinge for ten years, dealing with criminal and civil cases. Within the Economic Crime Authority, she has been a contact point for international cooperation for many years as well as contact point for the EJN and Eurojust. She is a member of the Financial and Economic Crime Team.