After signing a cooperation agreement between Georgia and EUROJUST, General Prosecutor Shalva Tadumadze said that the signing of an agreement with EUROJUST will allow Georgia to use all the resources of the organization to fight against transnational crime, including regionally, in the Black Sea countries.
"Georgia joins the great family of EUROJUST, which jointly fights against transnational crime and organized crime in European format. It is a great opportunity for Georgia to use and receive all the resources that each member of this organization has to fight for transnational crime. On the other hand, it is a great opportunity to expand the geography of this fight in both the regional and the Black Sea countries.
We need to represent the relevant representative who will provide Georgia with a dignified representation in the unified system and exchange of operative information, "the General Prosecutor said.
The cooperation document was signed in Hague by Minister of Justice of Georgia Tea Tsulukiani, General Prosecutor Shalva Tadumadze and EUROJUST President Ladislav Hamran.
Georgia is the first country in the South Caucasus region with which EUROJUST has signed an agreement. After signing the document, Georgia, like EU member states, will be represented by a liaison prosecutor at EUROJUST. The organization also has partnerships with partner states (including USA, Norway, Switzerland, etc.).
EUROJUST is an EU agency of cooperation in criminal law, operating since 2003, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Ministry of Justice of Georgia has been managing negotiations and internal state procedures to celebrate the agreement with EUROJUST since 2015.