Annual 2017 Report Published
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Eurojust published its annual report for the year 2017 and infographics on Eurojust at work and Eurojust’s operations in 2017. The six main chapters of the report focus on:

  • Eurojust at work;
  • Eurojust’s casework;
  • Challenges and best practices;
  • Eurojust’s cooperation with third states;
  • Eurojust and practitioner networks;
  • Staff and budget;
  • Organisational developments and key challenges.

An infographic is available featuring a comparison to the previous year; the number of cases dealt with at Eurojust in-creased by 10.6%, from 2306 in 2016 to 2550 in 2017.

The number of coordination meetings held in 2017 increased to 302, compared to 249 in 2016. Furthermore, the number of coordination centres held in 2017 increased to 17 compared to 10 in 2016.

Eurojust supported 200 JITs, a 350% increase over 2016. 128 JITs were financially supported by Eurojust in 2017, compared to 90 in 2016.

Looking at the EAW, Eurojust’s assistance was requested on 320 occasions, compared to 315 requests in 2016.

Areas of crime in which Eurojust’s casework considerably increased compared to the previous year included terrorism, cybercrime, THB, fraud, and drug trafficking.

In 2016, a Memorandum of Under-standing was signed with eu-LISA and a Letter of Understanding with the EEAS. Cooperation agreements with Montenegro and Ukraine entered into force. Eurojust’s network of judicial contact points in third states was extended to a total of 42.

Furthermore, in 2017, Eurojust organised several strategic and tactical meetings, on terrorism, cybercrime, and illegal immigrant smuggling. The agency also produced several handbooks, reports, and analyses in these areas.

Eurojust’s budget for 2017 increased to €48.689 million in comparison to €43.539 million in 2016. Budget implementation was 99.9 per cent.

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Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section