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Key EU terms: W

23 February 2010
by Ina Dimireva -- last modified 23 February 2010

A list of key EU legal terminology: W



World Customs Organisation, set up to deal with issues related to cooperation between customs authorities.


The EU is tightening up controls on the legal and illicit weapons trade, in particular on firearms, which are one of the main tools of organised criminal groups.


World Health Organisation, working for a higher standard of health around the world, it is responsible for deciding the substances to be placed under international control.


Person who witnesses a crime and gives evidence in judicial proceedings. The EU supports witnesses being able to give evidence in another Member State via video-conference technology.


Every EU citizen has an automatic right to work in any Member State, either on a salaried or a self-employed basis.

Source: European Commission - Justice and Home Affairs

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