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Volume on FRA Published 
A new book written by 24 human rights experts and published at the end of January 2020 looks at FRA’s impact during its 13-year existence. The book, entitled “Human Rights Law and Evidence-Based Policy – The impact of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency,” reflects … Read more

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New FRA Website 
Since February 2020, FRA has a re-designed website based on an enhanced, theme-based structure. Main themes include hate crime, asylum, and data protection. The new website highlights useful tools such as FRA’s EU Fundamental Rights Information System (EFRIS) and provides country-specific information. It is also … Read more

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Rapid Border Intervention and the Greek-Turkish Border 
On 2 March 2020, Frontex launched a rapid border intervention to assist Greece in dealing with the large numbers of migrants at its external borders to Turkey. Border guards and other relevant staff as well as technical equipment will be deployed and provided by the … Read more

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Cooperation with DG Migration and Home Affairs 
On 5 February 2020, Frontex and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs signed Terms of Reference (ToR) to enhance their collaboration in the development of state-of-the-art technology for the border and coast guard community. Under the ToR, Frontex has been asked … Read more

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Updated Publication of European Criminal Law Texts Available 
28 March 2020
The compendium “European Union instruments in the field of criminal law and related texts” (see eucrim 4/2019, p. 227) is now available for download from the EJN website. The publication contains a selection of 106 texts that are relevant in the field … Read more
Second Report on Encryption Published 
In February 2020, Eurojust and Europol published their second joint report on the observatory function of encryption. The report analyses the following:The progress of the encryption debate;The current legal landscape in which to address encryption in criminal investigations;Existing challenges.The challenges … Read more

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Anti-Drug Trafficking Results 2019 
In 2019, Eurojust and the EU Member States tackled illicit drug trafficking worth over € 2.8 billion. Through action days, coordination meetings, and other judicial support, a total of 2686 suspects were able to be arrested or surrendered to other Member States. Approximately €2 … Read more

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Action Against Large-Scale Bitcoin and Crypto-Currency Fraud 
In January 2020, a Joint Investigation Team set up between authorities in Belgium and France and supported by Eurojust and Europol led to the arrest of ten suspects allegedly involved in an Organised Crime Group (OCG). The group had been committing international fraud with the … Read more

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EDPS Opinion on Europol Agreement with New Zealand Published 
On 31 January 2020, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published its Opinion on the negotiating mandate to conclude an international agreement on the exchange of personal data between Europol and New Zealand. The Agreement shall provide the legal basis for the transfer of … Read more

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Hit Against Fuel Fraud 
At the beginning of February 2020, law enforcement authorities from 23 EU Member States conducted a major operation against Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) involved in fuel fraud. The operation led to 59 arrests, the seizure of 5.2 million litres of designer fuel worth approximately … Read more

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Staff Exchange 
The second staff exchange initiative took place between the European Defence Agency (EDA), the permanent Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU), the EU Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA), and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). From 17 to 20 February 2020, experts from the different agencies met in Brussels … Read more

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Cyber Information and Intelligence Sharing Initiative Launched 
Europol launched the “Cyber Information and Intelligence Sharing Initiative (CIISI-EU)” together with the European Central Bank and a group of Europe’s largest and most important financial infrastructures. The aim is to protect the European financial system from cyberattacks.The initiative of 27 February 2020 brings … Read more

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Stronger Collaboration with Mexico 
In February 2020, Europol started negotiations for a collaboration with the Mexican Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim is to sign a Working Agreement to expand and intensify their collaboration in preventing and combating … Read more

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New Version of Practice Directions Adopted 
In February 2020, the Court of Justice adopted a new version of its Practice Directions, containing information on developments regarding the protection of personal data and the handling of appeals.Data protection rules, for instance, require party representatives to give full effect in their … Read more

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Commission Work Programme Published 
On 20 January 2020, the Commission published its Work Programme for the year 2020. The first annual Work Programme is entitled “A Union that strives for more” and sets out the most important Commission initiatives in the programme’s first year, including commitments for the … Read more

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Commission Updates on E-Evidence Negotiations with US and at Council of Europe 
22 February 2020
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At the JHA Council meeting of 2-3 December 2019, the Commission updated the Council on the state of play of the negotiations for an EU-US agreement on cross-border access to e-evidence, on the one hand, and on a second additional Protocol to the Budapest … Read more

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