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The European Crime Prevention Network: Preventing Individual Fraud in the EU  A Report on a New Toolbox
27 February 2019
Vanhee_Jan_sw.jpg Jorne Vanhee
This report summarises the main findings on the phenomenon of individual fraud in the EU. It includes best practices for counteractions, and recommended prevention measures. Prevention of individual fraud was a focal topic of the Bulgarian Council Presidency in 2018 The report relates to the 13th toolbox of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN). The EUCPN was set up by the Council of the European Union in 2001. It is the first point of contact for crime prevention in the EU. Read more
US CLOUD Act: EU Wants Executive Agreement with the U.S. 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The EU and the U.S. agreed that the U.S. will negotiate one "executive agreement" with the EU in the framework of the US CLOUD Act. The Commission and the Council are preparing the mandate in order to start the negotiations. Read more

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EU Law Enforcement Cooperation
Civil Society Organisations Voice Concerns over Council Plans on E-Evidence 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
Eighteen civil society organisations urged Member States to seriously reconsider its draft position on law enforcement access to “e-evidence” on the eve of the vote on the general approach in the Council. Read more

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EU Law Enforcement Cooperation
Council Pushes for E-Evidence Law, EP Applies the Brakes 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 7 December 2018, under the Austrian Presidency, the JHA Council agreed on its position on a proposal for a regulation on European production and preservation orders for e-evidence in criminal matters. Meanwhile, the European Parliament dampened expectations that it will finalise the legislation by the end of the parliamentary term in May 2019. Read more

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CJEU: Consequences of Failure to Refer to Additional Sentence in EAW 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 6 December 2018, the CJEU delivered its judgment in Case C-551/18 PPU, which concerns the execution of a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued against IK. The judgment mainly concerns the interpretation of Art. 8 FD EAW (entitled “content and form of an EAW”), but also Art. 15 (communication of supplementary information) and Art. 27 (rule on speciality). Read more

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CJEU: Surrender of Resident if Executing State Unable to Enforce Custodial Sentence 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 13 December 2018, the CJEU decided on a request for a preliminary ruling that concerned the interpretation of Art. 4 No. 6 FD EAW in conjunction with the divergent levels of sanctioning among the EU Member States.Facts of the CaseIn the case ... Read more

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CJEU: Obligations of MS if Extradition Sought to Enforce Custodial Sentence for Union Citizens 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Korkein oikeus (Finnish Supreme Court) referred to the CJEU to know whether (and, if yes, how) the concept established in the CJEU's Petruhhin judgment not only applies to extraditions for the purpose of prosecution but also to those for the purpose of enforcing custodial sentences. The Grand Chamber of the CJEU delivered its judgment in this case (C-247/17 – Denis Raugevicius) on 13 November 2018. Read more

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EU Judicial Cooperation
Council Conclusions on Mutual Recognition 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
At their meeting of 7 December 2018, the EU Member States’ Ministers for Justice adopted Council conclusions on mutual recognition in criminal matters. The conclusions contain several calls on the Member States and the Commission. Read more

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EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Judicial Cooperation
FRA Handbook on Profiling 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
In December 2018, FRA published a handbook aiming to contribute to the prevention of unlawful profiling. Read more

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EU Data Protection
The Awakening of EU Data Retention Rules 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
At the Council meeting of 6-7 December 2018, the JHA ministers of the EU Member States reiterated their support for EU-wide legislation on data retention. They encouraged the continuation of work at the expert level to develop a new concept after the 2006 "date retention Directive" was declared void by the CJEU in 2014. Read more

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EU Data Protection
New Structures at FRA 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
With the aim of responding better to its strategic priorities, FRA started working in a new configuration on 16 November 2018. The agency created a new Institutional Cooperation and Networks Unit as well as a new Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Unit next to the ... Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Online Tool Against Muslim Hatred 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
At the beginning of December 2018, FRA published a new online tool to assist Member States, policymakers, and stakeholders when confronted with anti-Muslim hatred. Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Racism and Xenophobia
Collection of Case Law on Hate Crime 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
In December 2018, FRA published a paper looking at the evolution of the ECtHR’s case law relating to hate crime. Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Racism and Xenophobia
Council Shapes Rules on Fighting Terrorist Content Online 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
At its meeting of 6 December 2018, the JHA Council adopted its general approach to the proposed regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. This proposal had been submitted by the European Commission on 12 September 2018, following a call by EU leaders in June. For the proposal, see eucrim 2/2018, pp. 97-98 and the article by G. Robinson. Read more

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EU Terrorism Racism and Xenophobia
EP Tables Recommendations for New EU Strategy to Combat Terrorism 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 12 December 2018, MEPs adopted a resolution that contains over 225 recommendations for tackling the threat of terrorism. Read more

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EU Terrorism
First European Youth Day 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) organised a European Youth Day for the first time, which took place on 20 November 2018. Under the slogan “Digital Rights of Youth against Violence,” approx. 100 youths between 12 and 15 years of age gathered at Europol to ... Read more

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