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Minister of the Interior Rantanen to visit Europol and Eurojust

Ministry of the Interior
Publication date 12.6.2024 9.40
Press release

Minister of the Interior Mari Rantanen will visit the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) in The Hague on 12 June. There, she will meet with Executive Director of Europol Catherine de Bolle and President of Eurojust Ladislav Hamran. Topics on the agenda for visit include the fight against organised crime and the programme of the next European Commission.

The Programme of the Finnish Government has a strong focus on combating organised crime and intensifying the exchange of information between the EU Member States. Both Europol and Eurojust play an integral role in achieving these objectives. 

When it comes to influencing the EU’s strategic agenda and the programme of the next Commission, one of the main priorities of the Finnish Government is to improve comprehensive security in Europe and strengthen the EU’s internal security.

“We must develop the operating conditions of the EU’s judicial and law enforcement authorities and strengthen cross-border cooperation to respond to significant changes in the security environment. This means, among other things, promoting the authorities’ access to information and improving information security,” says Minister of the Interior Rantanen. 

Europol’s mission is to support the work of the Member States and enhance their cooperation in order to prevent and combat serious crime and terrorism that affects two or more Member States.

Eurojust promotes and coordinates cooperation between the national judicial authorities in criminal investigations and prosecutions within the European Union in cases of serious organised cross-border crime. 

Laura Yli-Vakkuri, Director General, tel. +358 40 720 2216, [email protected]

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