Italian Minister of Justice Andrea Orlando,who is in Washington DC to participate in the EU-US meeting on justice and Home Affairs (JHA), met today with his counterpart U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, at the U.S Department of Justice.  At a press conference, Orlando stressed the collaboration between the U.S. and Europe noting in particular the collaboration in fighting cyber crimes, organized crime, and terrorism. Orlando also stressed  Europe’s concerns over privacy rights. Of  more of an immediate concerns to U.S. and Europe, Orlando said that collaboration across Atlantic is a “pilastro fondamentale” for global security. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder soted that his Department is sending  a high-level prosecutor to the Balkans region to help coordinate efforts to prevent foreign fighters from joining terrorist groups. “These personnel will provide critical assistance to our allies in order to help prosecute those who have returned from the Syrian region bent on committing acts of terrorism,”   said Holder.  Also speaking at the press conference was EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos.

 

Andrea Orlando