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EU, US sign shared law enforcement data deal
The EU signed an 'umbrella' deal on protection of shared data with the United States Thursday, putting in place a comprehensive data protection framework for ...
Firearms for civilian use: stricter EU rules to combat illicit trafficking - briefing
The European Commission has proposed legislation to combat illicit arms trafficking through improved tracing and control of imports and exports of civilian ...
Money laundering: EU list of high-risk third countries
The EU Commission adopted on 13 February its new list of 23 third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist ...
Drugs and the darknet: perspectives for enforcement, research and policy
This joint report prepared by the EMCDDA and Europol considers the latest findings from international research, fresh empirical data, and operational ...
Improvements proposed for Europol
The European Commission has proposed to make the EU law enforcement Agency (Europol) more effective at collecting information, analysing it and sharing these ...
EU seeks high privacy standards in EU-US data protection agreement
The European Commission has adopted a draft mandate to negotiate a personal data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States when ...
EU to cooperate on fighting tax evasion
At a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council today, finance ministers adopted a draft EU directive on strenghtening mutual assistance between ...
Euro tax police needed to tackle financial crime: MEPs
A special tax committee set up by the EU Parliament in the wake of the Luxleaks, Panama Papers and Paradise papers scandals adopted Wednesday a roadmap to ...
Stronger language rights for EU citizens in criminal trials
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 ...
CEPOL brings together senior police officers across Europe with the aim to encourage cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime, public security and ...
European Arrest Warrant
The European Union has adopted a Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States. The decision simplifies ...
Allowing access to fingerprints on EURODAC - briefing
Police cooperation: allowing access to fingerprints stored in EURODAC by EU Member States' law enforcement authorities and by Europol.
EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls
The European Union and the United Nations announced on 27 September a EUR 50 million programme to end femicide in Latin America as part of the Spotlight ...
Recognition and execution of confiscation orders in the EU
The EU is facilitating the direct execution of confiscation orders for the proceeds of crime by establishing simplified procedures for recognition among Member ...
159 arrests and 766 money mules identified in global action week against money muling
Law enforcement authorities from 26 countries, supported by Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), have joined forces in the third ...
EU Attorneys General want to unify criteria to combat cross-border crime
EU attorneys general are considering the creation of a consultative forum which would enable them to unify criteria and advance towards a common European ...
Trafficking in human beings is a serious crime and a gross violation of human rights, classified as a modern form of slavery. The European Commission's website ...
EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in Human beings - guide
Hundreds of thousands of people are trafficked in the EU every year. Women and men, boys and girls in vulnerable positions are traded for the purpose of sexual ...
Brussels launches 'eLeniency' tool to help break cartels
A new online 'eLeniency' tool, launched by the EU on Tuesday, is aimed at making it it easier for companies and lawyers to submit documents as part of leniency ...
EU action to combat terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives
The European Commission adopted on 2 December a package of measures to step up the fight against terrorism and the illegal trafficking of firearms and ...
EU backs greater police cooperation to combat organised crime
At a seminar organised by the European Police College, Antonio Camacho, Spanish Secretary of State for Home Affairs, spoke in favour of increased international ...
Brussels to launch new cyber-security agency
The European Union proposed Tuesday a set of measures to step up its cybersecurity capacity, including a cyber-safety scheme and other tools to ensure Europe ...
Cyberbullying restricts young women's voices online
Digital technologies offer young women and men innovative ways to get involved in politics. From receiving instant news notifications on political ...
Only 1 out of 4 EU citizens are aware of 112 as the European emergency number
Only 1 out of 4 citizens are aware of 112 as the emergency number to dial all over the European Union.
Over 1500 money mules identified in worldwide money laundering sting
Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a ...
The European Cybercrime Center EC³
The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) is up and running from 11 January 2013 to help protect European citizens and businesses from cyber-crime. EU Commissioner ...
The "European Investigation Order", which entered into force on 22 May 2017, simplifies the work of judicial authorities when they request evidence located in ...
Brussels seeks common approach to 5G security threats
The EU Commission recommended a common EU approach to 5G security Tuesday, setting out measures to ensure 5G infrastructures are resilient and secure from ...
Compensation to crime victims
The aim of Council Directive 2004/80/EC is to set up a system of cooperation to facilitate access to compensation for victims of crimes in cross-border ...
EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls
The European Union and the United Nations have launched a new partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by an initial ...
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