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First Formal Proceedings Launched by Commission under DSA: X Under Investigation 
18 January 2024
Pingen Kopie Dr. Anna Pingen
The Commission has opened its first formal proceedings under the DSA to assess whether X may have breached the act in areas related to risk management, content moderation, dark patterns, advertising transparency, and data access for researchers. Read more
EU Commission Data Protection
Commission Proposes New Legislation to Counter Migrant Smuggling 
18 January 2024
Pingen Kopie Dr. Anna Pingen
The Commission proposed new legislation to prevent and combat migrant smuggling. The tools consist of updating the 20-year-old legislative framework (the 2002 facilitation package), strengthening the role of EU agencies, in particular Europol, and intensifying cooperation with partner countries. Read more
EU Legislation Commission Trafficking in Human Beings
Operation NOXIA: Successful Cooperation between Asia and Europe 
17 January 2024
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 16 October 2023, OLAF informed of the results of Operation NOXIA that brought together European and Asian partners. The Operation targeted deep-sea containers in EU and Asian ports in a bid to prevent dangerous substances from being smuggled. It was part of ASEM (Asia-Europe … Read more
EU OLAF
Operation Opson XII: 8000 Tonnes of Illicit Food and Beverages Seized 
16 January 2024
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 10 October 2023, OLAF and Europol informed of the results from the twelfth consecutive operation OPSON, which was carried out between December 2022 and May 2023. Operation OPSON targets counterfeit and substandard food and beverages. Targeted actions coordinated by OLAF led to the seizure of 6 million litres of counterfeit, substandard or contraband alcoholic beverages. Read more
EU Europol OLAF Counterfeiting & Piracy
GRECO: Fifth Round Evaluation Report on Romania 
14 January 2024
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 7 September 2023, GRECO published its 5th Round Evaluation Report on Romania. The country joined GRECO in 1999 and had already been evaluated within the framework of GRECO’s First (October 2001), Second (February 2005), Third (November 2010) and Fourth (May 2014) Evaluation Rounds. Read more
Corruption
GRECO: Fifth Round Evaluation Report on Hungary 
14 January 2024
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 9 June 2023, GRECO published its 5th Round Evaluation Report on Hungary. The country joined GRECO in 1999 and had already been evaluated within the framework of GRECO’s First (March 2003), Second (March 2006), Third (June 2010), and Fourth (March 2015) Evaluation Rounds. There is a declining track record in implementing GRECO’s recommendations: 90% of them were fully implemented in the 1st round, 58% in the second round, and 53% in the third round. Read more
Corruption
GRECO Annual Report 2022 
14 January 2024
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 15 June 2023, GRECO published its annual report for 2022. It provides insight into the most important findings of the fourth and fifth evaluation rounds and gives selected good practice examples. Read more
Corruption
New Roadmap to Fight Drug Trafficking and Organised Crime 
9 January 2024
Pingen Kopie Dr. Anna Pingen
On 18 October 2023, the Commission adopted a new EU Roadmap to fight drug trafficking and organised crime. It sets out 17 actions in four key areas, including prevention, dismantling of criminal networks, cooperation with international partners and better resilience of logistics hubs. Read more
EU Commission Organised Crime
Operation BELENOS: Illicit Cash Flows Targeted 
8 January 2024
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 16 November 2023, the French Customs Authority and OLAF informed of the results from the joint customs cooperation BELENOS. The Operation targeted illicit flows of cash equal to or in excess of €10,000 entering or leaving the EU, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1672 … Read more
EU OLAF Money Laundering Customs Cooperation
Overview of Convictions in EPPO Cases: Fourth Quarter 2023 
8 January 2024
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The following overview provides court verdicts in EPPO cases. It evaluates EPPO's news reports from October to December 2023 and continues the overview in → eucrim 2/2023, 128-129. Read more
EU EPPO
Complementary Investigation: OLAF and EPPO Successfully Cooperated 
29 December 2023
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 9 November 2023, OLAF and the EPPO reported on a successful example of complementary investigations. Both bodies investigated fraud offences in Romania with regard to IT projects financed by the European Union to support innovation and foster productivity. The damage to the Union budget … Read more
EU EPPO OLAF Protection of Financial Interests
New Publication Mode for the EU Official Journal 
29 December 2023
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
Until 30 September 2023, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) was published daily and contained several documents that were published together on the respective day. On 1 October 2023, the OJ switched to a new act-by-act publication mode: each act is now … Read more
EU Legislation European Court of Justice (ECJ)
First Statements on Commission's Anti-corruption Proposal 
28 December 2023
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
In the last couple of months and weeks, the Commission proposal for a directive to combat corruption (presented in May 2023), saw several statements by European institutions and national parliaments. Although many statements welcome the objective, they have criticised the text in many respects. Read more
EU Corruption
EU Commits on International Anti-Corruption Day 
21 December 2023
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On the eve of the International Anti-Corruption Day, the European Commission affirmed the EU's commitment to fight corruption in particular also at the global level. Read more
EU Corruption
EP Proposed Amendments to EU Treaties 
20 December 2023
Pingen Kopie Dr. Anna Pingen
Following the Conference on the Future of Europe and in the context of unprecedented challenges and multiple crises, on 22 November 2023, the EP adopted a resolution on proposals for amendments of the EU Treaties. The EP also called on the European Council to set up a Convention in order to move forward with the reform process. Read more
EU Reform of the European Union European Parliament