On 26 April, Ms Michèle Coninsx, the President of Eurojust, attended the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) annual conference in Brussels, The Needed Balances of EU Criminal Law: Past, Present and Future, celebrating ECLAN’s 10th anniversary.
During the two-day-long conference, the difficulties and opportunities in European criminal justice were explored and discussed. In attendance were prominent academics, magistrates, national justice ministers and EU officials working in the field of criminal justice. Some of the recurring themes were the fight against terrorism, specifically the European Union’s response to the recent terrorist attacks and the revision of the terrorism directive, as well as the European Arrest Warrant and the European Public Prosecutor's Office.
Ms Coninsx participated in a panel discussion on the cooperation between law enforcement and the judiciary at EU level. She spoke about Eurojust’s role in facilitating cooperation between investigative and prosecutorial authorities in the Member States and delivering criminal justice across borders. She emphasized the added value of Eurojust’s assistance to joint investigation teams and stressed the importance of enhanced cooperation and coordination between Eurojust and Europol.
Commissioner Vera Jourová explained the priorities for criminal justice in the years to come.
Speech of Commissioner Jourova