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News and announcements

2017

​Eurojust news and announcements posted in the current year are listed below.​

 
  • Eurojust Strategic Meeting on Illegal Immigrant Smuggling

    19 / 06 / 2017Organised by the Maltese EU Presidency and Eurojust, more than seventy practitioners from 23 EU Member States and third States such as Norway and the USA discussed what judicial authorities can do to investigate illegal immigrant smuggling more efficiently and effectively, shared experience and best practice and further developed the EU response... read more

  • Visit to Ottawa by President of Eurojust

    19 / 06 / 2017On 15 and 16 June, the President of Eurojust, Michèle Coninsx, had six high-level meetings in Ottawa with Canadian officials. The visit was under the auspices of the EU Delegation of the European External Action Service... read more

  • ‘Fragile States, Fragile Communities’: Pearls in Policing Conference 2017

    15 / 06 / 2017From 10 – 14 June, Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, participated in the 11th Pearls in Policing Conference, ‘Fragile States, Fragile Communities’, held in Toronto, Canada. The conference was hosted by the Toronto Police Service and the Pearls Secretariat in the Netherlands... read more

  • UN Department of Safety and Security visit

    08 / 06 / 2017On 7 June, Michael Center, Regional Security Advisor of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), visited Eurojust... read more

  • EU security and migration: Eurojust shares its perspective with the USA

    02 / 06 / 2017A group of officials from the Homeland Security, Justice and Foreign Affairs committees of the US Congress visited Eurojust today in the context of an on-site seminar on the functioning of the EU institutions. The objective of the visit was to increase awareness of the functioning of the EU and its action in the area of security and migration... read more

  • Enhancing cooperation: visit of Republic Public Prosecutor of Serbia

    30 / 05 / 2017Eurojust hosted a visit from Ms Zagorka Dolovac, Republic Public Prosecutor of Serbia, and a high-level delegation including Ms Gordana Janicijevic, Deputy Republic Public Prosecutor and Contact Point for Eurojust, and Mr Branko Stamenkovic, Deputy Republic Prosecutor... read more

  • 13th annual meeting of the JITs Network

    19 / 05 / 2017The 13th meeting of National Experts on JITs took place at Eurojust on 17 and 18 May 2017. Organised with the support of Eurojust and Europol, it brought together experts from the vast majority of Member States, representatives of EU institutions and agencies, as well as international bodies involved in this area... read more

  • Visit of the Prosecutor General of Sweden

    19 / 05 / 2017On 19 May, the Prosecutor General of Sweden, Mr Anders Perklev, visited Eurojust and met with the President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx, the current National for Sweden, Mr Leif Görts, the Deputy National Member for Sweden, Ms Anne-Christine Maderud, and the future National Member for Sweden, Ms Solveig Wollstad... read more

  • Visit of Alberto Fabbri, First Prosecutor of Basel-Stadt

    12 / 05 / 2017Today, the First Prosecutor of Basel-Stadt, Mr Alberto Fabbri, paid a courtesy visit to Eurojust and met with the President, Ms Michèle Coninsx, and with the National Members for Germany, France and Italy. Mr Fabbri was accompanied by the Liaison Prosecutor for Switzerland, Ms Maria Schnebli... read more

  • EU60 – Europe Day

    10 / 05 / 2017To celebrate Europe Day, the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, the EU Agencies Network, representing all 45 EU agencies, has launched a joint campaign of activities and events to inform citizens about the impact and experiences of the past 60 years... read more

  • EU Open Day at the Council

    10 / 05 / 2017On 6 May, Eurojust participated in the annual EU Open Day in Brussels. The EU institutions, many agencies and representatives of Member States presented themselves to the public in the atrium of the Council’s Justus Lipsius building... read more

  • Announcement: 13th annual meeting of national experts on JITs

    10 / 05 / 2017To improve the functioning of the JITs Network to enable it to face future challenges, the two-day meeting, co-organised by Eurojust and Europol, will be held at Eurojust on 17 - 18 May. The latest operational developments in the field will be reviewed and discussed... read more

  • Thefts at French highway rest stops: organised crime network dismantled

    19 / 04 / 2017​On 4 and 5 April, arrests were made and searches carried out in France and Romania in a joint French and Romanian action... read more

  • Second plenary meeting of the European Judicial Cybercrime Network

    12 / 04 / 2017​On 6 and 7 April, the second plenary meeting of the European Judicial Cybercrime Network (EJCN or the Network) was held at Eurojust... read more

  • Visit of Ambassador of Austria to Eurojust

    12 / 04 / 2017Today, H.E. Dr Heidemaria Gürer, Ambassador of Austria to the Netherlands, paid a courtesy visit to Eurojust. The Ambassador was welcomed by Ms Gabriela Hornbeck, National Member for Austria at Eurojust... read more

  • Study visit of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Police

    07 / 04 / 2017​Yesterday, 17 high-ranking police officers, composed of officials of the Lithuanian Police, Latvian State Police and Estonian Police and Border Guard Service, paid a study visit to Eurojust in the context of the Development of Integrated Information Exchange Platform (EXPLAT) Project. The delegation was led by the Police Commissioner General of Lithuania, Mr Linas Pernavas, and the Head of the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau, Mr Rolandas Kiškis... read more

  • Visit to Eurojust of Italian High Council of the Judiciary

    05 / 04 / 2017​Yesterday, the Italian High Council of the Judiciary (CSM) visited Eurojust. The high-level delegation was led by Vice-President Giovanni Legnini, together with the Presidents of the Sixth and Ninth Commissions of the Council and the Member Counsellors.
    ... read more

  • Visit to Eurojust of Ambassador of Norway

    05 / 04 / 2017​Today, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, H.E. Mr Martin Sørby, paid a courtesy visit to Eurojust, his first visit since being appointed Ambassador of Norway to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in August 2016.... read more

  • Panamanian Prosecutor General meets President Coninsx

    04 / 04 / 2017​Yesterday, the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Panama, the Honourable Kenia Porcell, met with Eurojust President Michèle Coninsx, Vice-President Klaus Meyer Cabri, and National Member for Spain and IberRed contact point Francisco Jiménez-Villarejo, before the start of the two-day Mossack Fonseca coordination meeting held at Eurojust. The trip to Eurojust was part of a larger European tour, including Andorra and Spain.... read more

  • Visit of Mr Roberto Cociancich, Senator of the Republic of Italy

    27 / 03 / 2017​On 24 March, in the framework of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, Eurojust hosted the visit of a member of the Italian Parliament, Senator Roberto Cociancich.... read more

  • Eurojust President on the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

    25 / 03 / 2017​On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, the President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx, said: "
    The long road to a more peaceful and secure Europe took an important turn sixty years ago today, with the signature of the Treaties of Rome. Every day, Eurojust works towards a more secure Europe
    ... read more

  • Director of Belgian Judicial Training Institute visits Eurojust

    24 / 03 / 2017​Yesterday, Mr Raf Van Ransbeeck, Director of the Instituut voor Gerechtelijke Opleiding (IGO - Belgian Judicial Training Institute), visited Eurojust, together with Mr Axel Kittel, Vice-Director, and Ms Karin Carlens, magistrate with an international mission at the IGO.
    ... read more

  • Visit by delegation from Republic of Tajikistan

    16 / 03 / 2017​Yesterday, Eurojust hosted a delegation of eight members of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Tajikistan, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.... read more

  • German Ambassador to the Netherlands visits Eurojust

    09 / 03 / 2017​The Ambassador of Germany to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Mr Dirk Brengelmann, paid a courtesy visit to Eurojust yesterday.... read more

  • 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.... read more

  • Eurojust and FRONTEX agree to develop operational cooperation

    24 / 02 / 2017​On 23 February 2017, Mr Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, FRONTEX, met with Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, at the Eurojust headquarters in The Hague. The objective of the visit was to open a dialogue on new cooperation opportunities between the two EU bodies, in light of FRONTEX’s expanded mandate.... read more

  • JITs Practical Guide published

    23 / 02 / 2017​Eurojust is pleased to announce the publication of the Joint Investigation Teams (JITs) Practical Guide, as adopted during the 12th annual meeting of JIT experts.... read more

  • Study visit on counter-terrorism by League of Arab States

    16 / 02 / 2017​Yesterday, a delegation of senior officials from the League of Arab States (LAS) visited Eurojust to pave the way for Eurojust – LAS cooperation in security-related aspects, particularly in countering terrorism and violent extremism.... read more

  • Visit to Eurojust by Tunisian delegation

    10 / 02 / 2017​Yesterday, Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, and Ms Malči Gabrijelčič, Chair of the Eurojust External Relations Team, hosted a full-day visit to Eurojust by a high-ranking delegation from Tunisia. Tunisia is one of the priority countries for Eurojust’s external relations.... read more

  • Visit of H.E. Mr Piet de Klerk

    10 / 02 / 2017​On 9 February, Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, hosted the visit of H.E. Mr Piet de Klerk, Ambassador at Large and Special Envoy for Counterterrorism at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr De Klerk is also Chair of one of the working groups of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF).  ... read more

  • Revised JIT model agreement published on Eurojust’s website in EU official languages

    08 / 02 / 2017​Eurojust is pleased to announce the publication of the updated version of the model agreement for setting up a joint investigation team (the ‘JIT model agreement’).  ... read more

  • Visit of new Portuguese Ambassador

    07 / 02 / 2017​Yesterday, Eurojust hosted the courtesy visit of the newly appointed Portuguese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Rosa Maria Bettencourt Amarante de Ataíde Batoréu Salvador e Brito.... read more

  • Visit of Greek Minister of National Defence

    25 / 01 / 2017​The President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx, hosted the visit of H.E. Mr Panagiotis Kammenos, Greek Minister of National Defence, on 25 January 2017 as part of the Minister’s official visit to The Hague on 24 and 25 January. His visit was a follow-up to the President’s visit to Greece in December 2015 in the context of the migration crisis and support to the Hotspots.... read more

  • Thai State Public Prosecutors visit Eurojust

    24 / 01 / 2017​Today, Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, and Ms Malči Gabrijelčič, Chair of the Eurojust External Relations Team, hosted a visit of 45 Provincial Chief Public Prosecutors from Thailand. The delegation was led by Mr Pongsak Keawkamol, Inspector General of the Office of the Attorney General.... read more

  • The President at the World Economic Forum

    19 / 01 / 2017​For the third consecutive year, the President of Eurojust, Ms Michèle Coninsx, participated in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, between 16 and 18 January 2017. The theme of the meeting was ‘Responsive and responsible leadership’.... read more