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The 9th CrimEx session held in Bucharest on 9-11 April 2019 discussed and agreed on the following issues. First, the participants validated all the previous activities and results derived from them, especially the so-called ‘EuroMed Justice Tools’, namely the CrimEx documents, the EuroMed Manual on Digital Evidence and the Training of trainers’ materials on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Some updates should be made. Second, the participants discussed recommendations and proposals regarding the continuation in the future of the EuroMed Justice process at national, regional and cross-regional levels;they likewise discussed the update and upgrade of the CrimEx Docs and Digital Evidence Manual with the most recent legislative modifications adopted at national level; and, the improvement and assessment of the CrimEx activity. Finally, the participants discussed the modernisation of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and the extension of its scope at international level, with the support of the CyberSouth-Council of Europe representative.
As in all CrimEx Sessions, besides the participants from the Southern Partner Countries, Eurojust, the European Judicial Network in Criminal matters, the UNODC, UN-CTED and the IAP attended the session and supported the CrimEx members’ discussions.