German Prosecutors Call for More Money for Eurojust
On 10 June 2019, the Public Prosecutors General and the Chief Federal Prosecutor of Germany published a resolution expressing their concerns about the European Commission’s proposal for the multi-annual financial framework (2021-2027) as far as the funding of Eurojust in this period is concerned. The prosecutors feel that the funding foreseen under the proposal is not efficient enough to allow Eurojust the maintenance of its sound and professional work. The resolution points out that the workload of Eurojust has considerably increased in the last years and will further increase as a result of the operational activities of the European Public Prosecutor's Office in 2020. German public prosecutors relied particularly heavily on Eurojust. In 2018, the number of German cases handled rose by more than 80%. Hence, the Public Prosecutors General and the Chief Federal Prosecutor call on the German Federal Government to plead for an increased funding of Eurojust in the upcoming negotiations on the multi-annual financial framework.