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The judicial construction of Europe


On 13 October, in Brussels, the President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx, ‎made a keynote speech to French high-level auditors from various backgrounds of the Institut National des Hautes Etudes de la Securité et de la Justice (INHESJ) at its 26th session, entitled ‘Security and Justice’.

‎At the event, the role of Eurojust in judicial cooperation in the fight against serious, organised crime was underlined, including seamless cooperation between Europol and Eurojust, each with their distinct role to play within the European Union.

Moreover, among other things, the benefits of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and joint investigation teams (JITS) were illustrated with concrete cases of the different serious, organised, cross-border crime types Eurojust is fighting.

President Coninsx concluded by stating: ‘We need more cross-border cooperation to fight cross-border criminals. The perpetrators of heinous crimes cannot be allowed to exploit the borderless internal market. This fight must be fought as a joint effort, and success can be measured by the ever-increasing number of cases referred to Eurojust by the Member States.’