New Representative for Denmark
In October 2022, Mr Torben Thygesen was appointed Eurojust Representative for Denmark. Prior to joining Eurojust, Mr Thygesen served as Deputy State Prosecutor and Chief Prosecutor in different sections of the Danish prosecution service. He has a wealth of working experience in tackling serious and organised cross-border crime. Thygesen succeeds Mr Jesper Hjortenberg, who had served at Eurojust since 2010.
Due to its opt-out in EU legislation in the area of freedom, security and justice subsequent to the Lisbon Treaty, Denmark has no longer been a member of Eurojust since the new Eurojust Regulation came into force in 2019. However, an agreement between Eurojust and Denmark foresees that Denmark can second a representative to the agency.