Today, H.E. Mrs Ekaterina Zaharieva, Bulgarian Minister of Justice, visited Eurojust. The Minister and her delegation were welcomed by the members of the Bulgarian Desk, after which Minister Zaharieva was received by the President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx. The discussions focused on Eurojust’s role in international cooperation in criminal matters, as well as terrorism.
After the visit, Minister Zaharieva stated:
I am delighted to visit Eurojust. As an external border of the European Union, we have witnessed that the channels for human trafficking are also already used for terrorism, money laundering and drug smuggling. The joint operations and coordination meetings are very important to tackle the creativity of criminals.
On the occasion of the visit, Ms Coninsx commented:
In line with the EU priorities and in view of the terrorist attacks and the unpreceded migration crisis, Eurojust’s support to Member States in fighting terrorism, cybercrime and illegal immigrant smuggling is vital and increasing. It is important to strengthen the EU’s judicial response to these crimes and ensure the dismantling of criminal networks and convictions of the perpetrators.
Mrs Zaharieva was appointed Minister of Justice in December 2015.
Bulgarian Ministry of Justice
Terrorism, illegal immigrant smuggling and cybercrime on Eurojust's agenda