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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.