Lina Zettergren is a Judge Referee at the Supreme Court in her native country, Sweden. She joined EUPOL COPPS as a Senior Criminal Justice Expert in October 2019. In her role in Ramallah, she supports changes in the Palestinian criminal justice system, including issues related to fair trials, witness protection, anti-corruption and access to justice. But if you ask her to name a project especially close to her heart, she will immediately talk about mentoring and empowering female lawyers.
On 11 March 2004, ten bombs exploded almost simultaneously aboard four commuter trains in Madrid (Spain), killing 193 people and injuring around 2,000. Every year since that terrorist attack perpetrated by al-Qaeda, one of the deadliest in the history of Europe, the European Union remembers on this date the victims of terrorist atrocities. On the 16th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism, the EU stands united and strong in its commitment to build a Europe that protects and takes special care of victims of heinous acts.
The third progress report on the implementation of the European Union Global Strategy, “The EU Global Strategy in Practice - Three years on, looking forward” looks at the progress achieved over the past three years, since the presentation of the Global Strategy in June 2016, in five priority areas - the security of the Union, state and social resilience to our east and south, an integrated approach to conflicts and crises, cooperative regional orders and global governance for the 21st century - and provides possible orientations for the way forward in the coming years.