The European parliament voted on the signing of an Agreement between EUROJUST and Georgia. 555 deputies voted in favour of the signing of the Agreement with Georgia, 29 deputies were against it and 20 deputies abstained. The European Council have to make the next decision regarding to the signing of the Agreement. Georgia is the first country in South Caucasus region that will sign the Agreement with EUROJUST.
The Agreement with EUROJUST will enable Georgia and the European countries to have robust and efficient collaboration in criminal investigations and it will have a special importance in terms of fight against the organized crime.
In 2017, before making the decision on signing of the Agreement, EUROJUST had deeply learnt adjustability of security of personal data in Georgian law enforcement system to European regulations. The decision on signing of the Agreement has been made only after receiving positive conclusion.
EUROJUST is a judicial cooperation establishment of the European Union that has been functioning since 2003 in Hague, the Netherlands. Each member state of the European Union is represented in EUROJUST with Liaison Magistrate or the Prosecutor. They have allies in partner states as well (USA, Norway, Switzerland, etc.) After signing of the Agreement, Georgia as the partner state will have the same opportunity.