The intergovernmental nature of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters under the existing Treaty on European Union (Title VI) is illustrated by amendments concerning Eurojust, based on Articles 31(2) and 34(2)(c) TEU.
The amendments were initiated by the Kingdom of Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovak Republic and the Kingdom of Sweden. The European Parliament has been consulted.
Council Decision 2009/426/JHA of 16 December 2008 on the strengthening of Eurojust and amending Decision 2002/187/JHA setting up Eurojust with a view to reinforcing the fight against serious crime was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 4.6.2009 L 138/14.
The amended Council Decision 2002/187/JHA of 28 February 2002 setting up Eurojust with a view to reinforcing the fight against serious crime, consolidated version of 1 October 2003.
General information about the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit can be found on the Eurojust web pages.