Minister of Justice Dzintars Rasnačs participating in the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting in Tallinn 06.07.2017

On Friday, 7 July, the Minister of Justice Dzintars Rasnačs will participate in the informal European Union (EU) Justice and Home Affairs meeting in Tallinn where the Estonian presidency urges the ministers of justice to discuss more efficient cooperation in mutual recognition of asset freezing and confiscation orders in criminal matters, as well as new digital solutions in the development of rule of law in Europe.

Timely freezing and confiscation of criminal assets is an important aspect of successful cooperate in cross-border cases. It has special importance in combating terrorism financing and other serious crimes.

The meeting will also discuss the work done in the context of the European e-justice action plan for 2014 - 2018, as well as the tasks and priorities for the next five years. Latvia supports e-solutions in the areas where the use of digital technologies is needed the most by citizens and the companies and where it would benefit the public the most in the area of justice.

The agenda of the EU ministers will also include the data storage issues and the possible solutions at the EU level. A common approach at the EU level is very important to efficiently prevent serious crime, including terrorism, as well as is their detection, investigation and prosecution.




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