Today, the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Valletta, Malta. Ms Michèle Coninsx, the President of Eurojust, and Mr Morten Kjaerum, the FRA Director, signed the MoU during the meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies that is being hosted by EASO. Also in attendance was Mr Klaus Rackwitz, Administrative Director of Eurojust.
On 8 October 2014, the Council of the European Union approved the MoU. Its purpose is to establish, define, encourage and improve cooperation between the two agencies. Under the MoU, the agencies establish contact points to coordinate cooperation activities, and can exchange strategic and technical information.
FRA is mandated to provide evidence-based advice to EU and national decision makers, thereby contributing to more informed and better targeted debates and policies on fundamental rights. It was established in 2007 and is located in Vienna, Austria.
Eurojust was established in 2002 to stimulate and improve the coordination of investigations and prosecutions in the Member States, to improve cooperation between the competent authorities, and to support the national authorities in their investigations and prosecutions of serious organised cross-border crime. Eurojust is located in The Hague, Netherlands.
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