Europe lacks resources to tackle cross-border crime, says Eurojust


Fighting cross-border crime in the EU still faces
"practical difficulties" due to scarce resources in member states and
the ability of criminals to move freely from one country to another,
Eurojust’s new chief Aled Williams told MEPs on Wednesday (17 March).

[] Tasked with ensuring co-operation of prosecutors and police when
faced with cross-border criminal cases, Eurojust is grappling with 27
different legal systems while skilled criminals are easily able to take
advantage of the confusion.

first set of difficulties in judicial co-operation between member
states is very practical – lack of resources and the fact that
criminals are able to take advantage of the freedom of movement all
other law-abiding citizens enjoy," Mr Williams said during a hearing in
the European Parliament’s justice and home affairs committee. (more on