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Action Days Against Online Terrorist Propaganda 
6 June 2018 (updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 14 and 15 March 2018, two Referral Action Days took place with the aim of identifying and flagging online terrorist propaganda on WordPress.com, a blogging service, and VideoPress, a video-hosting service for WordPress sites. During the two days, more than 900 instances were ... Read more

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EU Europol Cybercrime
Migrant Smuggling Ring Dismantled 
On 21 March 2018, a joint operation between Slovenia, Kosovo, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), and Europol led to the arrest of 12 migrant smugglers operating in the Balkans. Over the past year, this organized criminal group smuggled 300 people ... Read more

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Malware Mastermind Arrested 
6 June 2018 (updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
At the end of March 2018, the leader of the criminal gang behind the Carbanak and Cobalt malware attacks was arrested in Spain. Since 2013, the gang had been using forms of malware (called Anunak, Carbanak, and Cobalt) to attack banks, e-payment systems, and financial ... Read more

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EU Europol Cybercrime
Operation against Glass Eel Trafficking 
At the beginning of April, a two-year investigation against an organised criminal group illegally exporting glass eels to Asia. The operation led to the successful arrest of 10 members of the OCG, the seizure of 350 kg of live glass eels, and €40,000 in ... Read more

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Judicial Statistics 2017 
According to its Judicial Statistics 2017, the number of cases brought before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU exceeded 1600 in 2017 as it did in 2016: a total of 1656 cases were brought before the two courts, and 1594 ... Read more

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EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies’ Network Sets Priorities 
On 25 January 2018, the EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies’ network presented its work in 2017 and priorities for 2018 to the LIBE Committee.The network is currently composed of nine agencies: CEPOL, EASO, EIGE, EMCDDA, eu-LISA, Eurojust, Europol, FRA, and Frontex. EIGE took ... Read more

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The 2017 Oxford Conference on International Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant  University of Oxford, Worcester College, England, 4-5 September 2017
17 January 2018
Maffei_Stefano.jpg Prof. Dr. Stefano Maffei in Issue 3/2017
Academic and practising lawyers from around the world gathered in Oxford, England to brainstorm on current developments in extradition law in several countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland. A poll of participants indicated that virtually all attendees considered the two-day conference a “complete success,” according to Cristina Saenz Perez, University of Leicester. Read more

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European Arrest Warrant Judicial Cooperation