The European Parliament has elected the PP MEP Javier Zarzalejos to prepare the proposal for the revision of the euroorder of detention and surrender, the main instrument of judicial cooperation of the EU to combat serious crimes.

The decision has been taken by the Conference of Presidents – the main decision-making body of the European Parliament – after the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, where the euroorder review will be processed, will assign this dossier to the European People's Party group.

The objective of the Euroorder review is to improve its application and correct the deficiencies detected since its creation in 2004, which have allowed cases such as that of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, escaped in Belgium since the end of 2017 despite the Euroorders issued by the Spanish justice

The report that Javier Zarzalejos will write and whose approval is planned for 2020 will be sent to the European Commission to implement the necessary reforms. The European Commission itself pointed out this year that between 2005 and 2016, only one in three Euro-orders issued by EU member countries came to be executed.

"It is necessary to work on improving the procedure for the execution of the euroorder, because poor application can cause cases of impunity such as Carles Puigdemont," explained Javier Zarzalejos.

"We have to strengthen the principle of mutual trust between the judicial systems of European countries to prevent any alleged offender from freely moving through Europe by existing judicial resolutions requesting his arrest," added the popular MEP.

Zarzalejos also recalled that since 2017 the PP had asked the European institutions to review the operation of the euroorder, so the beginning of this process is "very positive news."

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