European Affairs Unit

The prosecutors within this Unit handle, inter alia, requests relating to the transfer of court proceedings, transfers of sentenced persons, European supervision orders and probation and alternative sanctions. The prosecutors also cover the notification of foreign convictions to third-country states in terms of Article 22 of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.

The prosecutors within this Unit also compile questionnaires emanating from the institutions of the European Union, the Council of Europe, as well as those from other international fora such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth.

The prosecutors regularly participate in European Union (EU), Council of Europe and other institutions’ meetings, conferences, webinars and working groups, both physically and virtually. This also includes attending meetings and seminars relating to EU and Council of Europe matters, both in Malta and abroad.

One of the prosecutors within this Unit is also designated as a contact for the European Judicial Network (EJN) covering EU Framework Directives and is also responsible for updating the fishe belges on the EJN website.

Since 2020, one of the prosecutors within this Unit has been nominated as the Joint Investigation Team expert and is also responsible for the updating of the fishe espagnole relating to Malta.