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European Union to get a single public prosecutor

A Luxembourg-based chief prosecutor, first envisioned in the 2009 Lisbon Treaty, will start work next year after getting final approval from the European Parliament today.

Making the case for a European Public Prosecutor’s Office

Under the Lisbon Treaty, the EU has the chance to set up a pan-European prosecutor’s office. Progress has been slowed by national governments blocking the proposal. Now, a number of prosecutors in favour of the idea call on the member states to move forward with the plan.

Digital 18-11-2016

Romania and EU agencies smash cybercrime gang

Romanian police have smashed, with the help of European law enforcement agencies, a computer fraud gang accused of stealing millions of euros from unsuspecting victims, officials said Thursday (17 November).

Cross-border crime too great a threat to contemplate less cooperation

If European police and prosecutors are to cooperate effectively, legal mechanisms that provide a robust institutional framework have to be put in place and remain there, argues James Wolffe QC.

Elections 23-11-2015

Liberal ALDE party elects Hans Van Baalen as new President

MEP Hans van Baalen (VVD), a Dutch member of the European Parliament, was elected the new President of the ALDE Party at the ALDE Party Congress in Budapest on Saturday (21 November), triumphing over former Estonian Commissioner Siim Kallas.

Europe gears up to fight refugee smugglers

Hundreds of thousands of refugees have arrived in the EU since last Spring, seeking shelter from war, instability and poverty.  EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

Eurojust chief steps down amid accusations

José Luís Lopes da Mota, president of Eurojust, communicated yesterday (17 December) his resignation amid growing accusations concerning his involvement in the controversial 'Freeport' case in Portugal.

Security 26-07-2004

Judicial cooperation in the EU: the role of Eurojust

In this report, the UK House of Lords EU committee reviews the first year or so of Eurojust full operation. It also examines the controversial issue of whether a European Public Prosecutor should be established.

Security 14-11-2003

What powers do Eurojust national members have to fight organised crime?

On 14-15 November, the Italian Ministry of Justice, is organising a seminar on the powers of Eurojust national members to help develop the European Criminal Judicial Area.

Security 28-09-2001

Ministers boost EU judicial cooperation

Justice and home affairs ministers agreed on 27 September to set up an EU-wide judicial cooperation network called "Eurojust". The network of prosecuters will coordinate cross-border co-operation in investigations into crimes such as terrorism and money laundering. Eurojust should be up and running by early 2002.