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Eastern Partnership Justice and Interior Ministers gather in Tallinn under the Estonian Presidency of the EU

19/07/2017 - 00:00
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On 7th July 2017, the 4th Eastern Partnership Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting took place in Tallinn under the Estonian Presidency of the EU.

The event gathered Justice and Interior Ministers from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine. Representatives from the Republic of Moldova and from Armenia also took part. The European Union was represented by the Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EEAS Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia Mr. Thomas Mayr-Harting as well as by representatives of Europol and Eurojust.


On the agenda were items related to cybercrime and enhancement of cybersecurity, as well as to the fight against corruption with a particular focus on e-solutions and traceability of financial flows. Partners presented their latest reform efforts in these fields, and the EU reaffirmed its continued support to these processes. In view of the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit of Heads of State and Government which will take place on 24 November, specific deliverables in the field of Justice and Home Affairs were also discussed, which will be taken forward by the Eastern Partnership Rule of Law experts Panel.