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25 Eur. J. Crime Crim. L. & Crim. Just. 1 (2017)

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 BRILL               CRIMINAL JUSTICE 25 (2017) 1-10
 NIJ HOFF                                                     brill.com/ecd


All  'bout   the  Money? On the Division of Costs in

the   Context of EU CriminalJustice Cooperation

and   the  Potential Impact on the Safeguarding

of  EU   Defence Rights

       Jannemieke  Ouwerkerk
     Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Leiden University,
     P.o. Box 9520, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
       j.w. ouwerkerk@law.leidenuniv.ni

I       Introduction

Last year, in her Editorial for Volume 24, Issue 2-3 of this Journal, Estella Baker
demanded   attention for the financial impact of the European Union's criminal
justice activities. She provided several examples to illustrate the (potential)
financial costs involved in the application of EU legislation in the criminal jus-
tice sphere (such as mutual recognition instruments and directives on proce-
dural rights). In order to enhance our understanding of the impact of the EU'S
activities in criminal matters, Baker suggests an increased (academic) focus on
the issue of financial costs such activities may have.
   Baker is right in that the seemingly trivial issue of money has so far been
neglected in (EU) criminal law scholarship and I fully agree with her that the
issue deserves more attention.2 This editorial answers Baker's call in that it

i  E. Baker, 'What Price CriminalJustice in the EU?, 24EuropeanJournalof Crime, CriminalLaw
   and CriminalJustice (2016) 95-105.
2  The relevance of this issue already emerged from my comparative legal research on crimi-
   nal justice cooperation systems in federations (Switzerland and the USA) versus the Euro-
   pean Union, see J. Ouwerkerk, Quid Pro Quo? A comparative law perspective on the mutual

© KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2017  DOI 10.1163/15718174-25012103

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