Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at The EU/US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Press Conference

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am pleased to have this opportunity to host the European Union/United States Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial so early in my tenure as Attorney General. Joining me on the stage today is my...


We also look forward to deepening our engagement with Europol and Eurojust in the coming year, both through our designated representatives to those organizations and through further meetings such as the one held this year at Eurojust on international organized crime.

I would like to conclude by noting that, as always, our efforts against crime and terrorism must take place within the context of respect for civil liberties, and the dignity of the individual.

Working together, the European Union and the United States are determined to protect our citizens within the rule of law -- and we are stronger in doing so together.

Now I would like to turn the podium over to Secretary Chertoff.

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