Eurojust


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Eurojust

a body of the EUROPEAN UNION competent to act in investigations and prosecutions relating to serious crime concerning at least two Member States. Its role is to promote coordination between competent authorities in the Member States and to facilitate the implementation of international mutual legal assistance and of extradition requests.
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By the end of this conference, participants were able to better utilise Eurojust and the Budapest Convention in terms of judicial cooperation in cybercrime matters and electronic evidence collection through: a better understanding of Eurojusts role and tools; a better understanding of the Budapest Convention and capacity-building programmes; and an exchange of experience and case work among EU Member States and other participating countries regarding the implementation of the Budapest Convention and the use of Eurojusts tools.
Eurojust ensured proper coordination at EU level of the national investigations, and full legal and operational assistance to all national authorities involved.
EU agency Eurojust after 13 people were held in co-ordinated raids
The delegation visited the Eurojust headquarter and met with heads of its departments responsible for matters connected to international relations.
Eurojust is now composed of 27 national representatives (prosecutors, judges or police officers of equivalent competence, with rich professional experience), one from each Member State, if necessary assisted by specialists.
A joint investigation team (JIT) composed of Finnish and French authorities, with Europol participating, was established during a coordination meeting at Eurojust in September 2011.
Following a joint decision, a Europe-wide financial investigation was launched to identify assets, freeze bank accounts and confiscate money and properties," Eurojust added in a press release.
In total, six suspects were arrested and 10 simultaneous house and company searches were conducted in five countries," the Hague-based European police and judicial cooperation agencies Europol and Eurojust said.
The article then discusses, based on the Joint Investigation Teams Manual (prepared by Eurojust and Europol in the framework of the JIT Project), various factors and main elements that play a role in the establishment and operation of JIT, with a particular focus on the outstanding role of Europol and Eurojust in this cooperation.
Four police operations, all prepared and coordinated by Eurojust in The Hague, have led to a series of searches in all four countries and two arrests in Sweden based on European Arrest Warrants.
In a potentially controversial move, given the uproar surrounding cases such as the Nat West Three extradition, Eurojust can now stage joint meetings with USA judicial authorities, "where data regarding cases under evaluation of charges are considered".
Eurojust and nearby offices were evacuated while a bomb squad was called in to disarm the explosive.