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Minister of Justice of Hungary visits Eurojust

06/12/2016

 

Yesterday, Mr Ladislav Hamran, Vice-President of Eurojust and National Member for the Slovak Republic, and Mr László Venczl, National Member for Hungary, hosted the visit of H.E. Dr László Trócsányi, Minister of Justice of Hungary, and H.E. Mr András Kocsis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Hungary. The Hungarian delegation also met with the members of the Hungarian Desk at Eurojust.

Accompanying the Minister and the Ambassador were Mr Tivadar Révfy, Head of Cabinet of Foreign Relations, Ministry of Justice, Ms Anikó Raisz, Advisor, Ministry of Justice, and Mr Péter István Danku, Consul, Third Secretary.

On the agenda were Eurojust’s priority crime areas, including illegal immigrant smuggling, terrorism and cybercrime, as well as the draft Eurojust Regulation.

Background
Dr Trócsányi took up duties as Minister of Justice in June 2014. His distinguished career combines academic work as professor and head of department at the University of Szeged and researcher with the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, guest lecturer at the Law Faculty of the Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 and Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, as well as the practice of law. His diplomatic career saw him serving as Hungarian Ambassador to both Belgium and Luxembourg between 2000 and 2004, and Ambassador to France between 2010 and 2014. Professor Trócsányi was a Substitute Member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe between 2005 and 2013.

H.E. Mr András Kocsis was appointed Ambassador of Hungary to the Kingdom of the Netherlands this year. His diplomatic career began in 2003 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as Deputy Head of Mission in West Africa before rejoining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2009, and was appointed Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Hungary in The Hague in 2012.