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First JIT with the EPPO 
In February 2022, Eurojust supported the setting up of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) with the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) for the first time. As the case concerned cross-border VAT or carousel fraud of over €10 million, it fell under the competence of the … Read more

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Eurojust Report Maps Challenges for Victims’ Rights 
On 22 February 2022, Eurojust published a report on its casework on victims’ rights. The report looks at the main challenges related to the exercise of victims’ rights in a cross-border context and at best practices in overcoming them. Issues dealt with in the report … Read more

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Eurojust Annual Report 2021 - 20 Years of Criminal Justice Assistance 
At the beginning of March 2022, Eurojust published its Annual Report for the year 2021. Last year, Eurojust celebrated its 20th anniversary and, for the first time in its history, the Agency supported more than 10,000 cases in one single year.On its 20th anniversary, … Read more

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New Liaison Prosecutor for the UK 
In the first week of March 2022, Mr Christopher Williams took up his position as Liaison Prosecutor for the United Kingdom at Eurojust. Prior to joining Eurojust, Mr Williams served as prosecutor and head of unit within the Specialist Fraud Division of the Crown … Read more

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Tackling Disinformation on the Internet 
At the end of February 2022, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published an information video on how to tackle disinformation on the Internet. The practical guide consists of six key messages:To convey messages of hope instead of fear;To identify why a … Read more

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First Frontex-led Return Operation 
On 25 January, Frontex conducted the first return operation which was fully initiated and organised by the Agency. Read more

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Report on JHA Network Activities 2021 
In January 2022, Frontex published the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies' Network activity report. The report summarizes the networks meetings, thematic reports and cooperation of the year 2021. Furthermore, the report outlines the priorities for 2022. Read more

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Joint Operation Terra 2022 
At the beginning of February 2022, Frontex launched a new operation at the EU’s external land border. Triggered by the increasing migratory movements along the EU’s external land borders, “Operation Terra 2022” is supposed to help EU Member States in the fight against migrant smuggling, … Read more

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New Register of Public Documents Launched 
At the beginning of March 2022, Frontex launched a new register of public documents. This is an online library containing public documents produced by the Agency since its foundation in 2004. The register can be searched by categories and subcategories, language, publication dates and … Read more

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Frontex' Support to Member States Neighbouring Ukraine 
At the beginning of March 2022, Frontex started assisting Romanian authorities in processing the number of people crossing the border from Ukraine in the wake of the Russian war and perform other border control-related tasks, if needed. Hence, the Agency sent about 150 officers, 45 … Read more

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Poland: Rule-of-Law Developments January – March 2022 
25 April 2022 (updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago)
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This news item continues the overview of recent rule-of-law developments in Poland (as far as they relate to European law) since the last update in eucrim 4/2021, 200-201. Read more

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CJEU Rules on Scope of GDPR for Tax Authority Requests 
20 April 2022
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The provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) do not in principle prevent the tax administration from requiring a service provider on the internet to provide it with information on taxpayers, the CJEU ruled on 24 February 2022 in Case C-175/20. However, such … Read more

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First Annual Report on Implementation of RRF 
20 April 2022
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On 1 March 2022, the Commission published its first annual report on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is providing up to €723.8 billion (in current prices) of grants and loans to Member States to support transformative investments and reforms that boost the … Read more

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Council Declaration on Interpol’s Red Notices 
20 April 2022
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The Council adopted a declaration on Interpol’s red notices. It welcomes the progress made by Interpol in setting up internal mechanisms to assess possible violations of Interpol’s constitution. Interpol is invited to a regular dialogue and continue efforts to prevent red notices from abuse. Read more

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Working Arrangement Between EPPO and Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine 
20 April 2022
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On 18 March 2022, European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kövesi and Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova signed a working arrangement. Kövesi conveyed the support of the EPPO College to the Ukrainian colleagues, praising the strength and courage of Ukraine especially in the times of war. … Read more

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Working Arrangement Between EPPO and Italian Customs Authority 
20 April 2022
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On 23 February 2022, a working arrangement between the EPPO and the Italian excise, customs and monopolies agency (Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, ADM) entered into force. The arrangement provides for closer cooperation and communication in the fight against crimes that affect the EU’s … Read more

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