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Risk Analysis 2018 
Frontex published its annual Risk Analysis Report in February 2018. According to the report, the number of illegal border-crossings into the EU in 2017 dropped to its lowest in four years, with 204,700 detections of illegal border crossings between border-crossing points. The numbers decreased ... Read more

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EU Frontex
Cooperation Plan with Moldova 
On 26 March 2018, Frontex and the Republic of Moldova signed a new cooperation plan for the period 2018 to 2020. Under this plan, the exchange of information on migratory flows, the use of relevant data to combat cross-border crime, and initiatives to provide technical ... Read more

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EU Frontex
Challenges For Civil Society Organisations 
A report drafted by the FRA reveals diverse challenges that potentially affect the work of civil society organisations (CSOs) working on human rights in the EU.The report, which focuses on 2011-2017, was released on 19 January 2018 in the context of an event hosted ... Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
FRA Calendar 2018 
FRA has published its calendar outlining the key reports, meetings, and events scheduled for the year 2018.In 2018, the agency will continue to focus on migration and publish periodic reports on migration-related fundamental rights concerns. Further plans involve:Targeted reports on discrimination and integration ... Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
New National Member for Austria 
Austria has a new National Member at Eurojust since 1 January 2018. Before joining Eurojust, Mr, Gerhard Jarosch was Deputy Chief Prosecutor in Vienna. Furthermore, Mr. Jarosch is President of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), former President of the Austrian Association of Prosecutors, and ... Read more

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EU Eurojust
New Liaison Prosecutor for Montenegro 
At the beginning of December 2017, Montenegro appointed a new Liaison Prosecutor for Eurojust. Before joining Eurojust, Ms Jelena Lučić Đaletić worked as Prosecutor at the High State Prosecutor’s Office in Podgorica, Montenegro. Read more

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EU Eurojust
Coordination Centre Record 
In 2017, Eurojust hosted 17 coordination centres, the highest annual number since their creation in 2011. National authorities and Eurojust may set up a coordination centre when complex cases require the real-time exchange of information and large-scale multilateral actions.The majority of the 17 coordination ... Read more

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EU Eurojust
New Bulgarian National Member 
Since February, Ivanka Kotorova holds the position of National Member for Bulgaria at Eurojust. Prior to this position, Ms Kotorova served as Deputy National Member for Bulgaria at Eurojust. Before joining Eurojust, Ms Kotorova held various regional, district, and cassation posts as a public prosecutor ... Read more

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EU Eurojust
New National Member for the UK 
This March, Samantha Shallow took up her position as National Member for the United Kingdom at Eurojust.In her longstanding professional career, Ms Shallow held several positions. One of them was in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), including its International Justice and Organised Crime Division ... Read more

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EU Eurojust
Hit Against Spear Phishing 
On 28 March 2018, after a two-year cybercrime investigation, 20 suspects were arrested for banking fraud that netted €1 million from hundreds of customers of two major banking institutions. The spear phishing e-mails were used by a Romanian and Italian organised criminal group to impersonate ... Read more

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EU Eurojust
SIENA Record in 2017 
In 2017, for the first time, more than one million SIENA messages were exchanged among Europol, Member States and third parties.SIENA is the Secure Information Exchange Network Application, managed by Europol which enables a swift and secure communication and exchange of operational and strategic ... Read more

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EU Europol
Coalition against Financial Crime 
At the beginning of February, Europol, Thomson Reuters and the World Economic Forum launched a new public/private coalition with the aim to mobilise and influence decisions-makers at the highest levels in the fight against financial crime and modern slavery. In particularly, the coalition wants ... Read more

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EU Europol
Partnership with FIOD 
On 16 February 2018, Europol signed a strategic partnership on financial investigations with the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD).Through the partnership, the level of information exchange between the two agencies will be increased:Cooperation;Mutual assistance;Expertise and knowledge sharing.Furthermore, joint ... Read more

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EU Europol
Global Customs-Police Operation Seizes 41,000 Cultural Goods 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 1 month ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
From October to early December 2017, a first-time global customs-police operation, codenamed ATHENA, took place to counter the illicit trafficking of cultural objects, theft, and looting as well as internet sales.The results were as follows:Over 41,000 cultural goods, e.g., coins, paintings ... Read more

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EU Europol Law Enforcement Cooperation
Trace an Object 
At the end of February 2018, Europol uploaded 25 new objects to its Stop Child Abuse – Trace an Object webpage (see eucrim 2/2017, p. 61)Since publication of the website in May 2017, Europol has received more than 18.300 tips from the general ... Read more

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EU Europol
Decryption Tool for GrandCrab Available 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 1 month ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
Under the supervision of the General Prosecutor’s Office (DIICOT), together with Bitdefender and Europol, the Romanian Police (IGPR) developed a decryption tool for victims of GrandCrab ransomware. The tool is available free of charge from www.nomoreransom.org.GrandCrab encrypts files on a victim ... Read more

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EU Europol Cybercrime