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Judge Egils Levits Resigns 
9 September 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
Egils Levits resigned as Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU following his election as President of the Republic of Latvia on 29 May 2019. He had served as Judge at the CJEU since 11 May 2004. Read more

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Finnish Presidency Programme 
9 September 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 1 July 2019, Finland took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In its programme, the Finnish Presidency underlines the need to comprehensively protect the security of EU citizens through, inter alia, cooperation in security and defence. The key … Read more

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Europäisches Strafrecht nach der österreichischen Ratspräsidentschaft  Konferenz der Österreichischen Vereinigung für Europäisches Strafrecht
7 September 2019 (updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago)
Carmen Kaudela LL.B. / Lena Kristin Radl LL.B. in Issue 2/2019
On 7 March 2019, the Austrian Association of European Criminal Law together with the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Federal Justice Ministry organized a one-day conference on European Criminal law after the 2018 Austrian Council Presidency. The event raised great interest by many scholars and practitioners and covered three main topics. Read more

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Report on the HERCULE III Project “Criminal law protection of the financial interests of the EU” of the University of Miskolc, Faculty of Law 
6 September 2019 (updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago)
Prof. Dr. Ákos Farkas / Dr. habil. Judit Jacsó / Dr. Bence Udvarhelyi in Issue 2/2019
The general objective of the project was to protect the EU's financial interests and to prevent and combat fraud, corruption, and other illicit activities. In this context, the project focused on new practical challenges, e.g. cybercrime. One of the main events was the Winter Academy “Current questions and answers relating to the criminal law protection of the financial interests of the European Union” from 14–16 February 2019 at the Hungarian Judicial Academy. Read more

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Who Will Recover Jeffrey Epstein’s Assets? 
16 August 2019
Cassella_sw.jpg Stefan D. Cassella
With the death of American financier Jeffrey Epstein on 10 August 2019, who faced federal charges for sex trafficking, the Government’s criminal case against him comes to an end and so does the effort to recover his assets and distribute them to the victims as … Read more

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Freezing of Assets
NGO Sees Lack of Key Safeguards in Planned E-Evidence Legislation 
19 June 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The plans to establish new rules that enable law enforcement authorities to directly seek the preservation and production of electronically stored data held by private service providers (the “e-evidence proposals”, see eucrim 1/2018, 35-36) face further criticism from civil stakeholders. In February 2019, Fair … Read more

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CCBE Assesses U.S. CLOUD Act 
19 June 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe (CCBE) scrutinised the U.S. CLOUD Act. It allows U.S. federal law enforcement to compel U.S.-based technology companies to provide requested data stored on servers via warrant or subpoena − regardless of whether the data are stored … Read more

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CCBE Makes Recommendations on Future E-Evidence Scheme 
19 June 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 28 February 2019, the Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe (CCBE) eyed recent developments at the EU and international levels to establish legal frameworks for cross-border access of law enforcement authorities to electronic evidence. The CCBE made several recommendations (available in English … Read more

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Council Takes Position on Role of Legal Representatives in E-Evidence Cases 
19 June 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The European Parliament signalled that it is not eager to enter into trilogue negotiations on the proposed European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters before the end of the parliamentary term in May 2019. The Council, however, went ahead with the … Read more

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EDPS Gives Advice on Commission Mandate for EU-US E-Evidence Agreement 
19 June 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 2 April 2019, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued anopinion on the Commission’s plans to obtain a mandate from the Council to enter into negotiations with the USA over an agreement on cross-border access to electronic evidence for judicial cooperation in criminal … Read more

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Lithuanian Prosecutor General Included in the Concept of “Judicial Authority” in the FD EAW 
19 June 2019 (updated 11 months ago)
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Prosecutor General of Lithuania can be considered a “judicial authority” that can issue European Arrest Warrants, under the condition that his/her decisions are subject to court proceedings fully meeting the requirements inherent to effective judicial protection. It is up to the referring court to … Read more

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AG: New Examination of Victim of Crime Possible if Judges‘ Bench Changed 
19 June 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
Victims of crime may give evidence before the criminal court again if it has a new composition. This is the main conclusion of Advocate General Yves Botin his opinion of 14 March 2019 in case C-38/18 (criminal proceedings against Massimo Gambino and Shpetim … Read more

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Special Advisor Recommends New Strategy for EU Victims’ Rights 
19 June 2019 (updated 1 year ago)
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
Victims still face many difficulties when accessing justice and compensation. The difficulties are often due to a lack of information, insufficient support, and overly restrictive eligibility criteria or procedural hurdles. For persons who become victims of crime when travelling to another EU country, it can … Read more

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EP and Council Agree on Directive Protecting Whistleblowers 
19 June 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The European Parliament and the Council reached a compromise on new EU legislation as regards the protection of whistleblowers. The initiative for a directive that aims to lay down uniform minimum standards for the protection of persons who report unlawful activities or abuse of EU … Read more

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