The Hague, 8 September 2014
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Eurojust is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Klaus Meyer-Cabri as the National Member for Germany at Eurojust. In accordance with Article 2(1) of the Eurojust Decision, Mr Meyer-Cabri’s appointment is subject to approval by the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union. Mr Meyer-Cabri officially took up his duties at Eurojust on 1 September.
Following his appointment, Mr Meyer-Cabri said: ‘When I began working in Brussels, one of my first dossiers was the initial Eurojust regulation establishing this very organisation. Therefore, it is not only an honour to join Eurojust, but also a real personal pleasure to continue my intensive EU and international work with an organisation that has proved to create added value in the fight against serious cross-border and organised crime. I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues from the other 27 National Desks to continue and enhance the German contribution to Eurojust's success story. I am delighted to be based in the Netherlands, which is a second home to me, and especially in The Hague, as The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice.’
Throughout his career, Mr Meyer-Cabri has made an important contribution to fostering and improving legal cooperation among the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and the Member States of the European Union. Mr Meyer-Cabri has been employed at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection since 1996, where he was the Head of the EU Coordination Division, following which he became Head of the Office for EU Justice Policy and International Cooperation. Additionally, he has a strong interest in the protection of intellectual property, resulting from his work with the International Section of the Patent and Trademark Office. As a junior lawyer, Mr Meyer-Cabri served at the Office of Public Prosecution in Berlin, focusing on drug-related crime.
Significantly, Mr Meyer-Cabri has gathered a great deal of international experience due to his many years as a Legal Councillor at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union in Brussels, where he was heavily involved in the preparatory work to establish Eurojust.
In 2013, the German National Desk at Eurojust registered 32 bilateral and 21 multilateral cases, and attended 14 bilateral and 51 multilateral coordination meetings.
Photo © Eurojust: A high-resolution photograph of Mr Meyer-Cabri is available from the above contact at Eurojust