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Combating illegal immigrant smuggling: visit to Eurojust by Rear Admiral Credendino, EUNAVFOR MED

02/03/2017

Yesterday, Rear Admiral Enrico Credentino and four advisors visited Eurojust. The visit was hosted by Eurojust’s President, Michèle Coninsx, and Vice-President, Klaus Meyer-Cabri.

Eurojust and EUNAVFOR MED signed a Letter of Understanding on Cooperation in October 2015. The purpose of today’s visit was to discuss how to foster closer cooperation between Eurojust and EUNAVFOR MED in the field of illegal immigrant smuggling in light of the applicable legal framework. Rear Admiral Credentino gave a presentation on the project entitled European Observatory on Human Traffickers and Migrant Smugglers, and a training programme with the Libyan military and discussed with Ms Coninsx and Mr Meyer-Cabri a possible contribution from Eurojust.

Yesterday’s visit to Eurojust was the third by EUNAVFOR MED representatives, after visits in July 2015 and July 2016, at which time they presented their activities to the College of Eurojust.

Background

The Communication from the Commission on the EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling (2015 - 2020) envisages strengthening operational cooperation and information exchange between the relevant EU agencies, Member States and States of origin and transit. In addition, on 22 June 2015, the European Union launched an EU military operation in the Southern Central Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED). The objective of this military operation is to undertake systematic efforts to identify, capture and dispose of vessels used by migrant smugglers or traffickers. Eurojust and EUNAVFOR MED agreed to unite efforts in this field, signing a letter of understanding in October 2015.

Related links

Visit to Eurojust in 2016
Three-day mission to Rome and Catania
Opening of EURTF Catania