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Posted on 12/14/2019 12:33:36 PM PST by ransomnote
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
United States and Croatia Sign Bilateral Agreements Enhancing Law Enforcement Cooperation
On Tuesday, United States Attorney General William P. Barr and Croatias Minister of Justice Draen Bonjaković signed an extradition and mutual legal assistance agreement on behalf of their nations at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.
Attorney General Barr signed the bilateral U.S.-Croatia extradition and mutual legal assistance instruments, which were negotiated this year by the Department of States Office of the Legal Adviser and the Criminal Divisions Office of International Affairs.
Croatia MOJ and AG Barr Signing Croatias Minister of Justice Draen Bonjaković and U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr signing bilateral agreements I commend the negotiators from our countries for their work on U.S.-Croatia law enforcement cooperation agreements, and for expeditiously preparing these texts for signature before Croatia begins its EU presidency next month, said Attorney General Barr. The instruments will further strengthen our bilateral law-enforcement relationship, improving the ability to extradite fugitives and exchange evidence needed for prosecutions.
This is a great achievement which will further strengthen relations between our two countries, said Minister of Justice Bonjaković. These two new agreements respond to the challenges of fighting cross-border crime in a more efficient manner.
Present at the signing were officials from the U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia.
Croatia MOJ and AG Barr Croatias Minister of Justice Draen Bonjaković and U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr The new agreements enhance bilateral relations by affording both nations with better information-sharing and cooperative capabilities. The new extradition agreement modernizes the extradition relationship between the countries, which had been governed by a 1901 treaty. The instrument provides a dual-criminality basis for extradition, and it streamlines the procedures to be followed in pursuing extradition. The mutual legal assistance instrument, the first such bilateral instrument between the countries, will better enable prosecutors to exchange information facilitating the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crime. It will improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, corruption, cybercrime, and other serious transnational criminal offenses.
The instruments stem from the legal framework of the U.S.-European Union Agreements on Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance signed on June 25, 2003, prior to Croatia entering the EU.
Component(s): Criminal Division Criminal - Office of International Affairs Office of the Attorney General Press Release Number: 19-1373
I wonder what He and Durham found over there?
Of no importance.
Unless Barr has uncovered something that makes it important.
Like more laundered money maybe?
I think these things leak out. Note that the Dems have been claiming Barr has no “excuse” for foreign travel, he’s sneaking around etc. Releasing information like this helps refute those absurd accusations.
I’m not sure what good this will do. If the president asks Croatia for help with a law enfocement matter the Democrats will try to impeach him for that as well.
Yes it does make it plain that he is not joyriding on the taxpayer’s dime.
But it may also have another purpose; that is to jerk the ciminal’s chain.
Barr is far from stupid. He no doubt has taken note of what happens every time President Trump jerks their chain. Idiots like Biden, Clapper and Brennan go nuts and blab something incriminating.
Barr doesn't have to uncover anything. DemonicRATS will out themselves.
Isn’t that the same kind of agreement we have with Ukraine that the Dems accused Pres. Trump of with collusion with them for asking them about 2016 political wrong doings?
Croatia joined the EU in order to get EU funds (aka: German handouts) for its perenially recessed economy. Now the REST of the bill is coming due, in the shap of ridiculous EU laws on stuff like “Das Environment”, and PC-leftist multi-cultural CRAP oozing like a green slime out of EU-TV commercials that have been repurposed for the Croatian TV.
I see more and more of it every Summer I go over there and frankly it makes me ill.
Hopefully this will help root out corruption and demonicRAT influence (but I repeat myself) there. Do you got there for work or to vacation or visit family?
To visit friends and family. We have a Summer home on one of the islands that I inherited (the home, NOT the island! *LOL*). Also as I am originally from there I speak the language fluently.
We need access to something over there.
Ah. I thought I detected a slight accent. Keep us posted as to how things change.
We are seeing another stopper being slowly pulled out of the bottom of the Swamp.
Was there in Zagreb visiting family in 84.
The government there at the time shocked me and shaped my political beliefs from then on.
Fedzilla is working on law enforcement between Croatia and us. Meanwhile Chicago is more dangerous that Iraq, and the bay area is in near anarchy.
Accent? Not here my friend - not unless I want to ‘affect’ one!
I have no discernable accent when I speak English having lived in each region of the USA, (though perhaps every few years someone ‘hears’ a little East Coast in my speech as I grew up in Queens, NY. I HATE when that happens! That is one region of the country I do NOT want to be associated with! *LOL*) I came to the US young enough to lose the foreign accent completely.
The Croatian language I speak with (as I am told by relatives) a “perfect Northern Adriatic Istrian” accent - though when I speak the closely related Serbian language with other relatives in Serbia across the broder, they say I do have a bit of an “American accent”! *LOL* But then, I have an “ear” for pronunciation and a bit of a talent for mimicry ... hence one of my past careers as a US military and diplomatic interpreter in that part of the world ... but that’s another story ...)
And just think - the government of communist Yugoslavia was a much, much milder version of what the people of Russia and its ‘captive states’ had to put up with for a half century.
And now our Academia and ‘progressive’ morons would like to bring it all over here (because, you know, those other regimes didn’t try their communist experiment ‘right’, but our own ‘Progs’ will do a better job of it, like - fer sure!)
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