On January 25 and 26, Ladislav Hamran, President of Eurojust, and Klaus Meyer-Cabri, Vice-President of Eurojust, attended an informal meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Sofia. The meeting was the first to be held under the Bulgarian EU Presidency.
Among the meeting’s participants were Justice and Home Affairs Ministers of EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries, as well as representatives from EU institutions and agencies.
During the second day of the meeting, the framework of cooperation between Eurojust and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) was discussed, in light of the newly adopted Council Regulation on the establishment of the EPPO. Mr Hamran highlighted that the EPPO and Eurojust will have a shared responsibility to protect the financial interests of the European Union. Member States need two strong, equal and independent institutions. He emphasized that Eurojust will support and cooperate closely with the EPPO, based on trust and with mutual respect for each other’s competences.
The EPPO Regulation was adopted on 12 October 2017, in the context of enhanced cooperation between 20 EU Member States.
Photo © Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018