Discover how Eurojust, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice, supports prosecutors around Europe to solve international cases of serious, cross-border crime.
In today’s connected world, criminals increasingly often form international networks to commit systematic, serious crimes, such as fraud, human trafficking, theft, drugs smuggling and terrorist actions.
In the EU, each Member State controls its national police and justice systems to bring such criminals to justice and the police can never act alone. To uncover and investigate cross-border crime, national judicial authorities around Europe therefore have to work closely together.
Eurojust, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice, is a unique hub where prosecutors from all EU Member States and beyond get hands-on, practical assistance to exchange information, draw up common strategies and coordinate and monitor joint action days.
In 2019 alone, Eurojust contributed to 8 000 major international investigations. In doing so, Eurojust ensures a safer Europe every time by helping justice systems in all EU countries to seize drugs and weapons, track down human trafficking networks and deprive criminals of their illegal proceeds.