Cooperation Agreement with Serbia Signed
On 12 November 2019, Eurojust and the Republic of Serbia signed a cooperation agreement allowing for the sharing of personal data and creating the possibility to appoint a Serbian Liaison Prosecutor to Eurojust.
One of the requirements for the cooperation agreement was new Serbian legislation on data protection which meets the EU standards.
Eurojust maintains close connections to the Western Balkan countries: It has already signed cooperation agreements with North Macedonia (2008), Montenegro (2016) and Albania (2018). Before the agreement with Serbia, Eurojust already closely cooperated with the country, e.g. through Serbia’s involvement in a number of cases regarding serious organised crime and Serbia’s particpation in joint investigation teams that mainly dealt with drug trafficking offences. For Eurojust’s collaboration with non-EU countries, see also the article by Boštjan Škrlec (in eucrim issue 3/2019).