May 25, 2019

Eurojust’s new National Member for Latvia

Ms Dagmāra Skudra joined Eurojust on 1 May. She replaced Gunars Bundzis, who was National Member for Latvia from May 2004 until his retirement in April 2019.

Ms Skudra has had a career in public service for more than 20 years. She started at the Information Centre of the Ministry of the Interior in 1997, and switched to the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Latvia in 1999, starting as Assistant to the Prosecutor.

She was promoted to Prosecutor in 2001, and became active in the International Cooperation Division in 2002. In April of this year, when she left the Prosecutor General’s Office, she was Deputy Prosecutor General and Head Prosecutor of the Department of Analysis and Management.

From 2004 to 2013, Ms Skudra was, in addition to her duties in the Prosecutor General’s Office, also Deputy to the National Member of Latvia at Eurojust. Since 2012, she has been a European Judicial Network Contact Point. She has also represented Latvia on the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors since 2017.

Ms Skudra graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia in 2000, and also holds an LL.M. from the University of Augsburg.

Upon her arrival at Eurojust, Ms Skudra said: ‘I am pleased to be joining my colleagues in the College as National Member for Latvia. My association with Eurojust goes back a long way, and I look forward to continuing the good work of my predecessor, who served from the very beginning of Latvia’s membership in the European Union. My familiarity with Eurojust and the EJN, as well as my many years in international cooperation, have prepared me for this next step in my career.’ 

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