Council Approves 2019 Annual Report
On 12 October 2020, the EU Ministers of Justice approved Eurojust’s Annual Report 2019 (à eucrim news dated 9 July 2020). In its conclusions, the Council particularly welcomes Eurojust’s efforts to safeguard operational continuity in light of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Furthermore, it emphasises the importance of digitalisation to achieve both enhanced cross-border cooperation between national judges and prosecutors and the interconnectedness of EU information systems, i.e., Eurojust’s Case Management System (CMS), to enable Eurojust to exchange personal data with key partners. In this regard, the Council emphasises the need for further cooperation with counterparts such as the EPPO.
Looking at the above-mentioned challenges as well as Eurojust’s continually increasing operational workload, the Council outlines the need to reconsider Eurojust’s budget and allocate adequate resources.