The Swiss Confederation yesterday announced that a Liaison Prosecutor for Switzerland, Ms Maria Schnebli, will take up post at Eurojust in The Hague from the beginning of 2015.
Ms Schnebli has worked since 2001 for the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland. As a State Prosecutor, she has led the Centre for Mutual Assistance since 2012.
A bilateral agreement was signed between Switzerland and Eurojust in November 2008 by the then Swiss Minister of Justice, Ms Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, and the then President of Eurojust, Mr José Luís Lopes da Mota, during a ceremony held at the European Council in Brussels.
The purpose of the bilateral agreement was to enhance the cooperation between Switzerland and Eurojust in fighting serious forms of international crime. The agreement governs modalities for closer and increased cooperation, as well as provisions for the exchange of general as well as personal data, in accordance with Eurojust’s data protection rules.
In 2013, Switzerland was involved in the most cases with Eurojust of any third State (48) and participated in 15 Eurojust coordination meetings.
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