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EU and US justice ministers to discuss judicial cooperation and sustainability of electoral processes

Ministry of Justice
Publication date 10.12.2019 12.10
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Photo: Sera Martikainen, Prime Minister’s Office, Finland

A meeting between the justice and home affairs ministers of the European Union and of the United States will take place in Washington D.C. on 11 December 2019. The ministerial meeting will address EU-US collaboration projects. The EU will be represented by Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson from Finland, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The ministers will discuss judicial cooperation in the internet space, including cross-border access to electronic evidence and the challenges posed by encryption in the taking of evidence. They will also explore how to develop the sustainability of electoral processes and how to continue the electoral dialogue at expert level between the EU and the US.

In the margins of the ministerial meeting, Minister Henriksson will meet with the US attorney general William Barr. The European Union will also be represented by European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders and the justice and home affairs ministers of Croatia, which will assume the Presidency of the Council of the EU in January 2020.


Marina Venäläinen, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 150 236, marina.venalainen(@),
Lisa Palm, Special Adviser, tel. +358 295 150 069, lisa.palm(@)