Crime in the EU
European Union crime and justice policy - European judicial cooperation in criminal matters - EU initiatives in in preventing and combating crime in Europe.
- Peres urges EU to brand Hezbollah terror group — 07 March 2013, 13:41 CET
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday urged the EU to brand Hezbollah a terrorist group, as failing to do so would only encourage it to expand its operations.
- Europe set to resist US pressure to brand Hezbollah 'terrorists' — 06 February 2013, 18:29 CET
The European Union is unlikely to bow to US pressure to brand Hezbollah a terrorist organisation in the wake of Bulgaria blaming the militia group for an attack that killed five Israeli tourists.
- Abu Hamza: Hook-handed radical preacher faces US extradition — 05 October 2012, 17:32 CET
With his hooked hand and distinctive appearance, radical preacher Abu
Hamza has the highest profile of the five men set to be extradited to
the United States to face terror charges.
- British judge freezes Abu Hamza extradition — 26 September 2012, 22:11 CET
A British judge on Wednesday halted the extradition of Abu Hamza to the United States on terror charges after the radical Islamist preacher lodged a last-ditch legal appeal.
- Radical cleric Abu Hamza in new British extradition appeal — 26 September 2012, 15:40 CET
Radical Islamist Abu Hamza launched a last-minute legal appeal Wednesday in a British court against extradition to the US, after a European court ruled he could be handed over, an official said.
- Euro-MPs press East European countries over secret CIA prisons — 11 September 2012, 21:48 CET
European Union Member States accused of having hosted secret CIA jails in the wake of the 9/11 attacks should come clean on the issue, said a resolution approved Tuesday by the European Parliament.
- Israel to urge EU to blacklist Hezbollah after Burgas blast — 22 July 2012, 21:52 CET
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is to head to Brussels on
Monday to press his European Union counterparts to blacklist Hezbollah
as a terror group after a deadly bombing in Bulgaria.
- EU seeks high privacy standards in EU-US data protection agreement — 26 May 2010, 23:35 CET
The European Commission has adopted a draft mandate to negotiate a personal data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States when cooperating to fight terrorism or crime. The agreement would give citizens more rights to manage their data.
- EU Attorneys General want to unify criteria to combat cross-border crime — 20 May 2010, 23:17 CET
EU attorneys general are considering the creation of a consultative forum which would enable them to unify criteria and advance towards a common European justice system to combat cross-border crime.
- EU moots centre to combat cybercrime in Europe — 26 April 2010, 23:01 CET
The EU on Monday set out plans for a centre to combat cybercrime in Europe. Ministers meeting in Luxembourg proposed the new centre as part of a longer term strategy to cope more effectively with the crimes committed by means of electronic networks.
- Illegal cigarette factory in Lithuania raided — 22 April 2010, 23:37 CET
An illegal cigarette factory in Vilnius, capable of producing at least 1000 cigarettes a minute, has been raided and closed down in an operation mounted by Lithuanian Customs supported by OLAF.
- Europe strikes against the smuggling of counterfeit goods — 14 April 2010, 00:23 CET
Millions of counterfeit goods have been seized in a European Joint Customs Operation code-named Matthew II, the results of which were published today. The operation was aimed at detecting the smuggling of cigarettes in commercial consignments entering the EU by road.
- Stronger language rights for EU citizens in criminal trials — 08 April 2010, 23:31 CET
MEPs backed today new measures to guarantee EU citizens access to translation and interpretation in their own language when facing a criminal trial in another Member State.
- EU backs greater police cooperation to combat organised crime — 29 March 2010, 17:40 CET
At a seminar organised by the European Police College, Antonio Camacho, Spanish Secretary of State for Home Affairs, spoke in favour of increased international cooperation and improved training to fight international and globalised crime.
- EU to cooperate on fighting tax evasion — 17 March 2010, 00:39 CET
At a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council today, finance ministers adopted a draft EU directive on strenghtening mutual assistance between Member States in the recovery of taxes.