International and European Cooperation
A particular area of focus is European and international cooperation in the field of law and justice. The challenges posed by European and international cooperation have become ever greater over the past years.
EU projects are constantly growing in number, scope and significance, and increasingly require the deliberation and coordination of fundamental policy decisions. Furthermore, justice policy outside the EU is also becoming increasingly important due to global interdependencies, political upheavals and the intensifying competition between the various legal systems.
The Office for EU Justice Policy and International Cooperation was set up to achieve common objectives in these areas while ensuring consistency in how these activities are perceived. The Office serves to provide “foreign policy” advice to the political directorate and reports directly to the State Secretaries.