site.btaBulgaria Supports Transfer of Criminal Proceedings within European Union
During an informal meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the European Union in Stockholm, Sweden, on judicial cooperation in the fight against organised crime, Bulgaria expressed support for a new instrument at the European level for transfer of criminal proceedings, the Ministry of Justice said on Friday.
Deputy Justice Minister Maria Pavlova took part in the meeting and pointed out that a future instrument in this area, based on the principle of mutual recognition, would be important for improving the investigation of cross-border organised crime. Moreover, it will create opportunities for coordination between investigative authorities in member states and help decide which country is best placed to conduct the investigation.
Deputy Minister Pavlova also presented to her colleagues Bulgaria's position on the role of Eurojust, stating her support for the extension of its jurisdiction in cases of the most serious crimes in international law, such as crimes against peace and humanity.