European Investigation Order, the new EU Instrument for Judicial Cooperation
doc. JUDr. Bohumil Pikna, CSc., Metropolitan University of Prague, Department of International Relations and European Studies

The motive for the preparation of this article was to inform particularly professional public about major changes that a new legal instrument European Investigation Order (EIO) brings to judicial cooperation in criminal matters within the European Union. For this purpose the directive no. 2014/41 of 2014 establishing the “comprehensive” instrument for cross-border cooperation was analyzed and also expected benefits of the EIO for judicial practice were pointed out.
Keywords: European Investigation Order, international cooperation, mutual recognition, evidence, investigative measures.