Mayor of the municipality of Echt-Susteren Jos Hessels welcomed the participants of the third EURIEC Expert Platform on 23 February 2023. Besides representatives of the municipalities of Sittard-Geleen, Echt-Susteren, Selfkant and Gangelt, Maike Haijjobi, director of the Euregio Rhine-Meuse North, as well as representatives of the Reichsrecherche NRW participated as guests.
The aim of the exchange was to share and discuss current developments and promote cooperation on cross-border organised crime. During the meeting, Mayor Hessels underlined the opportunities but also the challenges of a municipality close to two borders. EURIEC thanked all participants for the information exchange and the municipality of Echt-Susteren for making the council chamber available.