The Serbian Prosecutor General Zagorka Dolovac and Prosecutor General Dr. Péter Polt agreed on close cooperation in order to reduce cross border crime. On June 26, Dr. Péter Polt received the Serbian Prosecutor General in his office. On the next day, the Serbian Prosecutor General participated in a professional meeting with Deputy Prosecutor General Dr. Tibor Ibolya and representatives of the prosecution offices involved in combating cross border crime.
The Serbian Prosecutor General Zagorka Dolovac paid a two-day visit to Hungary at the invitation of Prosecutor General Dr. Péter Polt. The aim of the meeting between the two Prosecutors General on June 26 was to strengthen cooperation in criminal matters. During the meeting, the parties signed an Additional Protocol to the Memorandum on Cooperation between the two organisations, which had been concluded on 5 February 2008.
The Additional Protocol provides for enhanced judicial cooperation in the priority areas of the fight against cross border crime – human smuggling and other related crimes – and possible ways of implementing it.
According to the Memorandum on Cooperation, the parties appoint direct contact persons at several prosecution offices, thus ensuring the immediate exchange of information. They facilitate the fulfilment of mutual legal assistance through bilateral consultations. Joint investigation teams and a coordination body may also be set up under the Protocol.
On June 27 in Szeged, the Serbian Prosecutor General Zagorka Dolovac held an along-border meeting with Deputy Prosecutor General Dr. Tibor Ibolya, the Chief Prosecutor of Bács-Kiskun County Dr. Csilla Gyugyi and the Chief Prosecutor of Csongrád-Csanád County Dr. Zsolt Kopasz.
During the professional meeting, current issues affecting the prosecution services of both countries were discussed, primarily the characteristics of human smuggling and other related crimes, as well as the observable trends. The discussion covered different possible methods in curbing these types of crimes and emphasis was made on the importance of extensive exchange of experience.