The Hague, 27 October 2017
Paris Adamis joined Eurojust in September 2017.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Athens, followed by two Master’s degrees, one in law and one in terrorism studies, followed by an LL.M. and a Ph.D. in criminology.
His career in law began in 1990 as a judicial officer in the Greek Air Force in Athens, followed by seven years of private law practice. In 2000, he became a public prosecutor, and was promoted to Chief Prosecutor in 2009, serving until 2016, at which time he became Chief Prosecutor for S.I.Re.N.E., the Police Office for International Cooperation within the Greek Ministry of the Interior, until his appointment to Eurojust.
Mr Adamis was chosen as Prosecutor of the Year in 2011 by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), of which he is a member. He has written many speeches and papers on legal topics, as well as two books, one on hooliganism and one on responding to new religious terrorism.
Commenting on his appointment as National Member for Greece at Eurojust, Mr Adamis said: ‘My first encounter with Eurojust occurred when I attended a Eurojust seminar in 2010 at the behest of my national authorities in Athens. At that time, I never anticipated that one day I would be appointed National Member for Greece. My previous position of Chief Prosecutor at S.I.Re.N.E. introduced me to the challenges, complexities and advantages of international cooperation in cases involving serious organised crime. I look forward to furthering my expertise with the help of my colleagues in the College of Eurojust.’
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