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European Public Prosecutor’s Office Implementing Law Approved in Portugal 
12 September 2019 (updated 1 week ago)
Costa Ramos_Vania_sw.jpg Vânia Costa Ramos
On 10 September, 2019, Portugal published Law no. 112/2009 implementing the EPPO Regulation. The law mainly deals with the procedures for the nomination and the status of the Portuguese European Public Prosecutor and Portuguese European Delegated Prosecutors. Read more

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EU CTC: Influence of 5G Technology on Law Enforcement 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
At the JHA Council meeting of 7 June 2019, the EU Counter Terrorism Coordinator (EU CTC) updated ministers on the implications of the new generation of wireless technology 5G on law enforcement and judicial operations. Read more

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CCBE: Legality of E-Evidence Proposal Even More Questionable After CJEU’s Judgements on “Judicial Authorities” 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
In a statement of 29 May 2019, the CCBE looks into the impact of the CJEU’s judgements of 27 May 2019 on the concept of judicial authority on the debated proposal for a Regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders for e-evidence in criminal matters. The CCBE argues that the exclusion of public prosecution offices not possessing the necessary independence to be a judicial authority underpins the arguments against the legality of the e-evidence proposal. Read more

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Data Protection Authorities and EDPS Assess Impact of US CLOUD Act 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
Following a request to the EP LIBE Committee, the EDPB and the EDPS adopted a joint initial legal assessment of the impact of the US CLOUD Act on the EU legal data protection framework and the mandate for negotiating an EU-US agreement on cross-border access to electronic evidence for judicial cooperation in criminal matters. The legal assessment focuses on compliance of the US CLOUD Act with the requirements of Arts. 6, 48, and 49 of the GDPR. Read more

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E-Evidence: Commission Obtains Mandates for EU-US Agreement and Negotiations in Council of Europe 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
After the respective recommendations put forward by the Commission (see eucrim 1/2019, p. 41), the Council gave two mandates to the Commission to negotiate on behalf of the EU agreements on access to e-evidence. The mandates endorsed on 6 June 2019 refer to:Conclusion ... Read more

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CJEU: Executing MS Must Ensure Enforcement of Foreign Custodial Sentences against Residents  Poplawski II
10 September 2019 (updated 1 week, 1 day ago)
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
In a judgement delivered on 24 June 2019 in case C-573/17, the CJEU made fundamental statements on consequences of the primacy of Union law, the importance of interpretation in conformity with Union law, and the extent of limits to these principles. The legal background ... Read more

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Follow-up to the CJEU’s Judgments on the Concept of “Issuing Judicial Authority” 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
Following the judgments of the CJEU in the case C-509/18 (PF) and Joined Cases C-508/18 (O.G.) & C-82/19 PPU (P.I.) - clarifying the criteria as to when public prosecution offices can be regarded as judicial authority within the meaning of Art. 6(1) FD EAW - Austria, Denmark, Italy, and Sweden issued notes clarifying the status of their public prosecution offices, which are to be regarded as judicial authorities in the opinion of these Member States. Read more

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Clarifying the Concept of ‘Issuing Judicial Authority’ under the EAW 
10 September 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
Eurojust compiled a country-by-country overview based on Member States' reactions to the judgments of the CJEU in joined cases C-508/18 (OG) and C-82/19 PPU (PI) and case C-509/18 (PF) on the interpretation of the concept of "an issuing judicial authority" within the meaning of Art. 6(1) Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA on the European Arrest Warrant. Read more

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Infringement Proceedings Against Ireland For Failure to Transpose Several Mutual Recognition Instruments 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 25 July 2019, the Commission sent reasoned opinions to Ireland for having failed to transpose a number of framework decisions strengthening judicial cooperation in criminal matters and implementing the principle of mutual recognition. Read more

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Council: The Way Forward in the Field of Mutual Recognition in Criminal Matters 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Romanian Council Presidency continued the debate on the future of mutual recognition in criminal matters. Following the Council conclusions on mutual recognition in December 2018, it compiled a report giving an overview of the current challenges in EU judicial cooperation in criminal matters. Read more

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Finnish Council Presidency: Alternatives to Detention as Partial Solution for More Effective Mutual Recognition 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Finnish Council Presidency, which began on 1 July 2019, continued discussions initiated by previous Presidencies on how more effective judicial cooperation in criminal matters can be ensured and how current obstacles to the implementation of the principle of mutual recognition can be overcome. One particular focus is on alternatives to detention. Read more

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Prüm Cooperation: Agreements with Switzerland and Liechtenstein 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 27 June 2019, the EU signed agreements with Switzerland and Liechtenstein allowing the two countries to participate in the police cooperation scheme established by the so-called Prüm decisions. The core of the Prüm legal framework is the speedy and efficient exchange of police information, especially as regards DNA profiles, dactyloscopic data (fingerprints), and data on vehicles and their owners. Read more

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Victims’ Rights Directive: Commission Initiates Infringement Proceedings Against Nine Member States 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 25 July 2019, the Commission decided to open infringement proceedings against nine EU Member States for not having completely transposed Directive 2012/29/EU on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime. Read more

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Art. 54 CISA and Red Notices  German Administrative Court Casts Doubt on Reliability of Interpol
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
Whether the maintenance of Red Notices by Interpol is in line with a person’s right to free movement within the European Union is the subject of a reference for preliminary ruling by the Adminstrative Court of Wiesbaden, Germany, launched on 27 June 2019. Read more

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Council: The Way Forward in Data Retention 
10 September 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Council remains committed to establishing a European regime on the retention of electronic communication data for the purpose of fighting crime. Following the conclusions on data retention drawn under the Austrian Council Presidency in December 2018, the JHA Council again adopted conclusions in the matter at the end of the Romanian Council Presidency at its meeting on 6 June 2019. Read more

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