Written Question with Urgency to the European Council
On January 16, 2002, Juan Ramón Rodríguez Fernández was arrested in Amsterdam under charges of supporting the ETA-cell Gorbea by providing information of the alleged neonazi Pedro Varela to someone else who supposedly is in contact with ETA; under the charges this amounts to "information on targets" (Jungle World No. 7, 11. Feb 2002). However, the information are publicly accessible to everyone through the Barcelona telephone book.
According to press reports the arrest has been "a first result of the new system EUROJUST, the judicial cooperation of the European Union" (La Vanguardia) and has occured very rapidly in the framework of EUROJUST after a request by the Spanish State Attorney's Office to the Dutch authorities (NRC Handelsblad 20. Jan 2002). Following information from the NGO Statewatch the whole case has been organised by pre-EUROJUST.