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News and announcements

2020

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

 
  • Minister of Justice of Lithuania visits Eurojust

    23 / 09 / 2020Mr Elvinas Jankevičius, Minister of Justice of Lithuania, met today with Eurojust’s President, Mr Ladislav Hamran, and Ms Margarita Šniutytė-Daugėlienė, National Member for Lithuania at Eurojust... read more

  • Eurojust joins the EU Victims’ Rights’ Platform

    22 / 09 / 2020At today’s High-level Conference on the EU Strategy on Victims’ Rights, organised by the European Commission together with the German Presidency, Eurojust’s Vice President, Mr Klaus Meyer-Cabri, announced that Eurojust is stepping up its engagement for victims’ rights and will take an active part in the new Victims’ Rights Platform... read more

  • Discover The Hague as the International city of peace and justice

    18 / 09 / 2020The last weekend of September is marked as a special weekend in the calendars of the citizens of The Hague and beyond. This is the weekend when The Hague Municipality invites international organisations and their guests to celebrate Freedom, Peace and Justice. Through different events and activities, visitors have the chance to learn how international organisations based in The Hague contribute towards Peace and Justice ... read more

  • Digitalisation of justice: European Commission looks into the way forward on digital criminal justice and use of innovative technologies

    14 / 09 / 2020Today, the European Commission published two studies, a study on digital criminal justice and another on the use of innovative technologies in the justice field, both which will feed into the upcoming Communication on digitalisation of justice. ... read more

  • Mr Jo Jordet new Norwegian Liaison Prosecutor at Eurojust

    03 / 09 / 2020Mr Jo Christian Jordet has taken up duty this month as new Liaison Prosecutor for Norway at Eurojust. He replaces Ms Hilde Stoltenberg, who has returned to Norway to work for her Home Authority, and will head up the Norwegian team at Eurojust. Mr Jordet has a long background in Norway’s prosecution services and until recently worked as regional prosecutor in the Hedmark and Oppland counties... read more

  • Farewell to Michael Rothärmel

    27 / 07 / 2020From 2011 to 2015, MIchael worked as a Seconded National Expert to the National Member for Germany. After a stint at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in Berlin, he returned to Eurojust in 2018 as Representative at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and in the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT). Now, after a total of six and a half years at Eurojust, Michael is heading back to his home country... read more

  • Stronger together: EU Agencies join forces to respond to COVID-19

    15 / 07 / 2020Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, nine Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies (CEPOL, EASO, EIGE, EMCDDA, eu-LISA, Eurojust, Europol, FRA and Frontex) have been supporting the Member States and EU institutions in meeting the unprecedented challenges resulting from the outbreak of the virus - each agency in its respective area of work, in both the short term and the long term... read more

  • ​Statement on the start of the German EU Presidency

    03 / 07 / 2020​Statement on behalf of Mr Klaus Meyer Cabri, National Member for Germany and Vice President of Eurojust,... read more

  • Eurojust – OLAF: enhancing ties on judicial cooperation

    30 / 06 / 2020Today Eurojust provides a training to approximately 50 OLAF investigators on strengthening judicial cooperation between the two institutions. The training is a follow-up to the high-level meetings and agreements made between Eurojust’s President, Mr Ladislav Hamran, and OLAF’s Director-General, Mr Ville Itälä, in July and December last year. The training is organised by Eurojust and hosted digitally by OLAF... read more

  • First Liaison Prosecutor for Georgia takes up duties at Eurojust

    12 / 06 / 2020Mr Giorgi Gogadze has this week taken up his duties as first Liaison Prosecutor for Georgia at Eurojust. He was officially appointed in March, following the signing of a Cooperation Agreement between Eurojust and Georgia in May 2019... read more

  • Cybercrime Network focuses on support to victims of malware

    11 / 06 / 2020Giving better support to victims of malware has been one of the central discussion points in today’s intermediary plenary meeting of the European Judicial Cybercrime Network, which was organised by Eurojust and held via videoconferencing... read more

  • Interview with International Association of Prosecutors

    09 / 06 / 2020Eurojust President, Mr Ladislav Hamran, was recently interviewed for the newsletter of the International Association of Prosecutors, in which he focused on combatting crime on a global scale... read more

  • Eurojust President updates JHA ministers on response to COVID-19

    04 / 06 / 2020Eurojust President Mr Ladislav Hamran has today given the European ministers in the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council an update on the response of the Agency to the COVID-19 crisis. He emphasised that Eurojust is ensuring full business continuity and maintaining its assistance to Member States with their requests for judicial cross-border cooperation... read more

  • Eurojust improves information exchange with Latin America

    02 / 06 / 2020Eurojust is improving the exchange of information and its communication with judicial authorities in Latin America, via broader access to the Iber@ Secure Communication System. IberRed, the Ibero-American Network of International Legal Cooperation, and Eurojust have signed an Implementing Arrangement to their 2009 MoU... read more

  • IN LOVING MEMORY of María Poza Cisneros, Deputy National Member for Spain

    21 / 05 / 2020It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved colleague María Poza Cisneros, Deputy National Member for Spain. ... read more

  • Eurojust launches own YouTube channel

    19 / 05 / 2020In a world which is digitalising rapidly and where the COVID-19 crisis has amplified the need to communicate online, Eurojust is launching its own channel on YouTube. This new communication platform will be used for a variety of messages and informative videos for the general public and particular audiences such as judicial practitioners... read more

  • Joint investigation teams also successful with third countries

    14 / 05 / 2020Joint investigation teams are a practical example of how the judiciary and law enforcement can be efficient across borders, enabling the use of special investigative techniques as well as dedicated judicial cooperation tools. This is one of the main conclusions of the Third JIT Evaluation Report, which has been published by the JITs Network Secretariat together with Eurojust... read more

  • Media invitation for press briefing

    13 / 05 / 2020Briefing on cumulative charges against foreign terrorist fighters  In the run-up to the 5th EU Day against Impunity for War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide on 23 May, Eurojust and the Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes  would like to invite media representatives to participate in an online video briefing on Tuesday 19 May from 15.00 until 16.00... read more

  • Eurojust updates case law overview of European Arrest Warrant

    08 / 05 / 2020Eurojust has updated the overview of the case law on the application of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). This update provides judicial practitioners with useful insight into 13 additional judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the EAW... read more

  • New overview for practitioners of case law on ne bis in idem

    05 / 05 / 2020To give judicial practitioners more guidance, Eurojust has published an updated overview of case law by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the principle of ne bis in idem, which prohibits duplication of criminal proceedings for the same offence against the same person... read more

  • More than 200 new cases opened in April during COVID-19 crisis

    28 / 04 / 2020National Members at Eurojust have opened 207 new cases in April, ensuring full business continuity of the Agency during the current coronavirus crisis. Out of the total number, 23 cases are related to COVID-19... read more

  • Update of tool supporting judicial authorities in using the European Arrest Warrant

    30 / 03 / 2020A new version of the country-by-country overview on the position of public prosecutors in relation to the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is now available. The updated tool covers the EU Member States, the United Kingdom and Norway. It reflects relevant judgments by the European Court of Justice and now also includes information on judicial protection and the possibility to contest a prosecutor’s decision to issue an EAW... read more

  • European Public Prosecutor discusses cooperation with Eurojust

    05 / 03 / 2020​The recently appointed first European Public Prosecutor Ms Laura Kövesi visited Eurojust today to discuss future cooperation in combatting crimes against the financial interests of the Union. Ms Kövesi has a seven year mandate and will lead the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Luxembourg, which is expected to start its operations as of November this year.... read more

  • First visit of the European Data Protection Supervisor to Eurojust

    11 / 02 / 2020​Eurojust welcomed today the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Mr Wojciech Wiewiórowski. On his first official visit to the Agency, Mr Wiewiórowski underlined the importance of accountability and transparency when it comes to dealing with personal data, as the right to data protection is one of the fundamental human rights... read more

  • Eurojust Vice-President calls for new EU strategy against organised crime

    10 / 02 / 2020At a conference on fighting the influence of organised crime held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Eurojust’s Vice-President and National Member for Italy, Mr Filippo Spiezia, called for a new EU-wide strategy to properly respond to criminal organisations such as the ‘Ndrangetha, the Mafia or the Camorra... read more

  • Focus on virtual currencies in latest Cybercrime Judicial Monitor

    28 / 01 / 2020The rapidly increasing use of virtual currencies raises questions for judicial practitioners who deal with cybercrime. Due to the unclear legal nature, transactional anonymity and high volatility in prices of cryptocurrencies, prosecutors often face difficult decisions on which measures to take in criminal investigations and prosecutions... read more

  • Eurojust hosts network of Justice and Home Affairs Agencies in 2020

    06 / 01 / 2020Eurojust will this year host the network of the nine EU agencies which operate in the field of Justice and Home Affairs, dealing with security, justice, fundamental rights and gender equality. The central theme of the Eurojust presidency of the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network will be the protection of victims of human trafficking... read more