Interparliamentary Committee Evalua-tion of Eurojust
On 1 December 2020 − for the first time since the Eurojust Regulation became applicable in December 2019 −, Members of the European Parliament and national parliaments of the EU Member States convened (in a virtual meeting) to evaluate the Eurojust’s activities. In order to increase the transparency and democratic oversight of the agency, Eurojust Regulation 2018/1727 of 14 November 2018 established a joint evaluation mechanism to assess Eurojust’s activities within the framework of an inter-parliamentary committee meeting. For the purpose of this first inter-parliamentary committee meeting, Eurojust President Ladislav Hamran, Vice-President Klaus Meyer-Cabri, and the Liaison Prosecutor for the United States of America Rachel Miller Yasser explained Eurojust’s work and its current activities to the committee. Issues discussed included the following;
- The outcome of Eurojust’s Annual Report 2019;
- Eurojust’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis;
- The need for digitalisation;
- Cooperation with the EPPO;
The added value of Eurojust’s international network in cross-border investigations.