The new Liaison Prosecutor studied law and history at the University of Bergen in Norway and previously followed officer’s training and Russian language studies at the Norwegian Defence Intelligence and Security School. In 2004 he started as a police prosecutor in the Rogaland district and in 2007 became deputy judge at the Court of Stavanger.
He worked as a business lawyer in Stavanger from 2009 until 2011, when he became regional prosecutor in Rogaland county. In 2014 he joined the regional prosecution services of the Hedmark and Oppland counties, before his appointment at Eurojust.
Liaison Prosecutors play an essential role in the judicial cooperation between EU Member States and third countries. Currently there are eight countries with a Liaison Prosecutor based at Eurojust. They can open cases to Member States and other third countries to enable practical judicial cooperation and ask for coordination meetings or coordination centres to be organised.
Norway plays an active role in the judicial cooperation with Eurojust. Since the first Norwegian Liaison Prosecutor started at Eurojust in 2005 a total of 704 cases have been opened asking for cooperation with EU Member States.
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