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New Eurojust National Member for Estonia 
This March, a new National Member for Estonia, Laura Vaik, took office at Eurojust. Prior to her position as Estonian National Member, Ms Vaik served as State Prosecutor in the Prosecution Department and in the Internal Control Department of the Prosecutor’s General Office of ... Read more

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Cooperation Between Eurojust and Georgia 
On 29 March 2019, Eurojust and Georgia signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen their fight against cross-border organised crime. The agreement allows for Eurojust and Georgia to exchange judicial information and personal data in criminal investigations and prosecutions across Europe and gives Georgia access to ... Read more

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Eurojust Newsletter Available 
Eurojust has started to publish a quarterly newsletter outlining the Agency’s recent work and latest publications.The very first edition covers the period from January to March 2019, presenting the highlights of Eurojust’s casework, articles, reports, and other published documents. It also covers ... Read more

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Eurojust Annual Report 2018 
At the beginning of April 2019, Eurojust published its Annual Report for the year 2018. In 2018, Eurojust once again saw an increase in its casework, with 3317 new cases. The majority of cases dealt with fraud (907), drug trafficking (451), and money laundering (432 ... Read more

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Eurojust Under a New Logo 
On 15 April 2019, Eurojust launched its new visual identity with a set of new logos and a redesigned website. Read more

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New Members at CJEU 
28 May 2019 (updated 1 week, 4 days ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
From 12 March 2019 to 6 October 2024, Andreas Kumin will serve as Judge of the Court of Justice. Prior to his appointment as Judge at the Court, Mr. Kumin served as Head of the European Law Department of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe ... Read more

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Record Number of Cases in 2018 
According to its judicial statistics for the year 2018, the Court of Justice and the General Court completed a record number of 1769 cases in 2018 – this marked a new record in the courts’ productivity. The previous two years had seen approx. 1600 completed cases ... Read more

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Fundamental Rights in the “Hotspots” 
In 2016, FRA had published an Opinion on fundamental rights in the “hotspots” set up in Greece and Italy formulating “21 individual opinions to address the fundamental rights shortcomings identified in the implementation of the hotspot approach in Greece and Italy”. In March 2019, FRA ... Read more

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Risk Analysis for 2019 
On 20 February 2019, Frontex published its Risk Analysis for the year 2019. According to the report, illegal border-crossings in 2018 amounted to 150,114 – 27% less than in 2017. The report sees the primary reason for this decrease in the dramatic fall in the ... Read more

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Annual Report of the Consultative Forum Published 
On 1 March 2019, the Frontex Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights published its annual report for the year 2018. The report still sees inadequat staffing of the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Office and raises concerns with respect to the independence of this office. The report ... Read more

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Liaison Officer for Portugal and Spain deployed 
Within its strategy to deploy liaison officers to enhance the cooperation between Frontex and national authorities responsible for border management, returns and coast guard functions, Frontex introduced its liaison officer for Portugal and Spain at the beginning of March 2019. Read more

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Operation MISMED 2 
At the beginning of March 2019, Europol reported that operation MISMED 2 resulted in the seizure of illegally trafficked medicines worth more than €165 million, 435 arrests, and the disruption of 24 organised crime groups. The international operation (carried out between April and October 2018 ... Read more

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FinCEN Liaison Officer at Europol 
On 21 February 2019, representatives of Europol and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)of the United States Department of the Treasury met to discuss possibilities for further cooperation, especially with regard to the exchange of financial information. The agencies agreed on the deployment of ... Read more

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Cooperation with Perseuss 
On 28 February 2019, Europol signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Perseuss to enhance their efforts to combat online fraud. Perseuss is a global platform based on fraud records of merchants from across the globe who aim to share fraud intelligence. Europol and Perseuss have ... Read more

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EU Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol 
In order to provide law enforcement authorities in the EU with a tool for immediate response to major cross-border cyber-attacks, the Council of the EU adopted an EU Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol. The Protocol, on which Europol reported in March 2019, is part of ... Read more

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New Advocate General 
On 5 February 2019, Mr Priit Pikamäe started his new term of office as Advocate General at the European Court of Justice. Mr Pikamäe has held various positions in the Estonian judiciary, most recently as President of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court (2010-2013 ... Read more

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