Presidency of the Council of the European Union

09/18/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/18/2023 12:30

The Council gives its final green light on a new EU law that will boost the digital information exchange in terrorism cases

Thanks to a more efficient exchange on investigations and the prosecution of terrorist offences, member state authorities and EU agencies will all have access to the most complete and updated information on terrorism cases.

To date, member states share information with Eurojust on cases related to terrorism via different, sometimes unsecure, channels. Furthermore, the current judicial counter-terrorism register does not allow for proper cross-checking of information. The regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It is directly applicable in all EU member states.

"The adoption of this law represents a qualitative leap in terms of information sharing between the member states and Eurojust and will allow for significant progress in the prosecution of terrorism offences", said Pilar Llop, Spain's acting minister for justice.

More information on the website of the Council