Hilde Stoltenberg was appointed Liaison Prosecutor for Norway on 1 September 2016. Ms Stoltenberg began her career as a prosecutor with the Bodø, Nordland, Police in 1997. Prior to joining Eurojust, she was an Assistant Professor at the Norwegian Police Academy and Regional Public Prosecutor for Nordland, a post she held until 2015. A graduate of the University of Tromsø (1990 – 1997) and the University of Nordland (2010-2013), Ms Stoltenberg has a great deal of experience in prosecuting cases involving international drug trafficking, the sexual abuse of children and cybercrime.
Tanja Bucher is the Liaison Prosecutor for Switzerland. Ms Bucher started her career in prosecution after finishing her studies, working as an investigating magistrate and assistant prosecutor in the canton of Aargau, and then as a Public Prosecutor in the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. She then served as a Public Prosecutor in the International Department of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Canton of Zurich, dealing mainly with international mutual legal assistance. Ms Bucher was seconded to Eurojust as Deputy Liaison Prosecutor in December 2017. She was promoted to Liaison Prosecutor in August 2019.
Ms Bucher graduated in law from the universities of Basel, Bern and Freiburg in Breisgau. She completed further studies in the fields of forensics, foreign affairs and diplomacy.
Rachel Miller Yasser was appointed Liaison Prosecutor for the United States in August 2019. Ms Yasser has been serving as a United States federal prosecutor with distinction for over a decade. First, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, she handled a wide variety of criminal cases from the early stages of investigation through trial and post-conviction challenges and appeals, including fraud, racketeering, public corruption, violent crime, sexual assault, child exploitation, human trafficking and material support of terrorism. From 2017-2018, Ms Yasser served as her district’s Opioid Fraud and Abuse Unit Leader, steering and leading all investigations and prosecutions of health care fraud, violations of the anti-kickback statute and illegal opioid distribution by medical practitioners, pharmacies, and manufacturers. From 2009-2015, Ms Yasser led the state-wide effort against human trafficking by working closely with federal, state and local law enforcement, state agencies, and victim advocates to identify, investigate and prosecute cases of domestic and international human trafficking. Currently, as counsel to the Office of International Affairs, she handles extradition and provisional arrest requests from European partners and other matters involving cooperation and the exchange of evidence.
Ms Yasser received a B.A. in Political Science in 2001 from Columbia University. She earned her J.D. cum laude, order of the coif, in 2004 from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was a senior editor of the Journal of International Law & Business and President of the Public Interest Law Group.
Myroslava Krasnoborova was appointed Liaison Prosecutor for Ukraine in August 2018. Ms Krasnoborova began her career as a prosecutor in 2006. Since 2008, she has been working at the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, in the field of international cooperation. Prior to joining Eurojust, she was Deputy Head of Department for International Legal Cooperation, Head of Division for International Cooperation, as well as contact point for Ukraine at Eurojust. Ms Krasnoborova has gathered valuable practical experience in the areas of mutual legal assistance, extradition, transfer of criminal proceedings and asset recovery.
Lenche Ristoska took up her duties as Liaison Prosecutor for the Republic of North Macedonia at Eurojust in November 2018. Ms Ristoska graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law at St Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, and passed her Bar Examination in 2008. In 2013, she was appointed public prosecutor at the Primary Public Prosecutor’s Office of Skopje, after graduating from the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors. There she worked in the Department for International Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, executing incoming mutual legal assistance (MLA) requests, as well as in the Department for Drugs, Sexual and Violent Crimes. Ms Ristoska was appointed prosecutor to the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office in 2015, where she was in charge of matters of international cooperation and MLA requests. She also conducted national criminal investigations into complex cases of illegal interception of communications, abuse of official powers, corruption, illegal political party financing and money laundering.