On 25 October 2022, the 12th Edition of the National Meeting of the EJN Contact Points took place at the headquarters of the National Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw. The meeting was also attended by the Secretary to the European Judicial Network Ola Löfgren, the Liaison Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales Kiernan Cunningham, and Alice Smith from the UK Central Authority (Home Office), responsible among others for the implementation of the electronic exchange of evidence via the e-Gress platform between the UK and other countries.
During the meeting, prosecutor Elżbieta Orzeł presented a paper on Polish legal solutions and previous experience in the application of Regulation 2018/1805 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018 on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders, with particular emphasis on issues related to the blockade of a bank account and the possibility of securing property subject to return to crime victims.
Łukasz Boryczka and Alice Smith presented a Polish and British perspective on the use of the e-Gress platform, taking into account e.g. issues related to the protection of personal data. In turn, Ola Löfgren,, who is leaving the position the Secretary to the EJN, presented the achievements, plans and challenges facing the network in the coming years.
The meeting, like previous ones funded by the European Judicial Network, was an opportunity to exchange experiences and opinions on the problems faced by prosecutors in their daily work in the area of judicial cooperation in criminal matters within the EU and in relations with third countries, including the United Kingdom, and how to resolve them through the EJN contact points and the Liaison Prosecutor.