Measure Implementation

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

After obtaining the decision of the investigating judge, the competent county State Attorney's Office may, in accordance with domestic law, issue a European Investigation Order for the purpose of interception of computer data, surveillance and technical recording of telephone conversations and other remote telecommunications and the verification of telecommunications contacts in the Member State from which technical assistance is required. Where more than one Member State is in a position to provide the complete necessary technical assistance for the same interception of telecommunications, the European Investigation Order shall be sent only to one of them. Priority shall always be given to the Member State where the subject of the interception is or will be located. European Investigation Order shall contain the following information: a) information for the purpose of identifying the subject of the surveillance; b) the desired duration of the surveillance; and c) sufficient technical data, in particular the device identifier, to ensure that the European Investigation Order can be executed. When issuing the order, it shall be indicated why the evidentiary action concerned is relevant for the purpose domestic criminal proceedings. When issuing the European Investigation Order or during the surveillance, the domestic judicial authority may also request a transcription, decoding or decrypting of the recording subject to the agreement of the competent authority of the executing State.

Legal Framework

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Directive 2014/41/EU on EIOs

Competent Authority

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

County State Attorney's Offices

Accepted languages

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Croatian. English in the need of urgency

Execution deadline

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)


Concise legal practical information

Special requirements


Last reviewed on 22 September 2022 by EJN Secretariat


  • Electronic evidence, interception and surveillance (A.50 - A.56)
  • A.53 Preservation and production of electronic evidence

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