Mr. Gerhard Jarosch was appointed National Member for Austria at Eurojust for a four-year term, starting 1 January 2018. In accordance with Article 2(1) of the Eurojust Decision, the appointment was approved by the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union.
From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Jarosch was a prosecutor in Eisenstadt, Austria, situated near the EU Schengen border with Hungary. There he dealt with a large variety of criminal cases. He became a prosecutor in Vienna in 2003, specialised in organised crime and terrorism cases and international legal cooperation. In 2008, Mr. Jarosch became a Senior Prosecutor. Since 2009, Mr. Jarosch was Deputy Chief Prosecutor in Vienna.
Mr. Jarosch is the President of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), former President of the Austrian Association of Prosecutors and former President of the Austrian Prosecutors Personnel Representation.
Following his appointment, Mr Jarosch said: ‘As the President of the IAP, I am already acquainted with many colleagues at Eurojust, which should make this appointment a smooth transition.’
Mr. Jarosch replaces Ms. Gabriela Hornbeck as National Member for Austria.