The Network of Prosecutors on Environmental Crime in the Baltic Sea Region – ENPRO
ENPRO is the Network of Prosecutors on Environmental Crime in the Baltic Sea Region. ENPRO works under the auspices of the Network of the Prosecutors General in the Baltic Sea region i.e. the member states of the Council of the Baltic Sea States Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. The members of ENPRO are prosecutors appointed by the Prosecutors General. ENPRO convenes once a year at a conference but the members of the Network work also between the conferences. ENPRO reports to the Prosecutors General yearly and the Prosecutors General also confirm ENPRO’s plan of action on basis of the recommendations of ENPRO.
ENPRO works for practical cooperation and for regular and frequent professional exchange of information and discussions between prosecutors. It also collects information on legislation and on prosecuting environmental crime in member states. Most issues and problems that prosecutors face concerning environmental crime are difficult, there are, however, similarities in every country. ENPRO follows and analyses interesting cases on environmental crime in order to exchange information and experience on problems and solutions for the prosecution. ENPRO strives for the specialization of public prosecutors in the field of environmental crime with the aim to form national knowledge bases in this field. ENPRO also cooperates with other organisations such as HELCOM and the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).