24/11/2021 - - Legislation
EIO - the new CJEU judgment requires the legal remedies as a prerequisite to issue an EIO

On 11 November 2021 the CJEU rendered a judgment in the case C-852/19 which is the second time the court provides the interpretation of the Directive 2014/41/EU on the European Investigation Order (EIO) in the criminal proceedings against Ivan Gavanozov.

The CJEU ruled that national legislation, which does not provide for any legal remedy against the issuing of an EIO for the search and seizure, as well as for the hearing of a witness via videoconference, is not compatible with the Article 14 and Article 6 of the Directive 2014/41/EU on the EIO.

The full text of the CJEU judgment in all EU languages can be found here.

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