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The Awakening of EU Data Retention Rules 
18 February 2019 (updated 1 year, 2 months ago)
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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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 discuss … Read more

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EU Europol Cybercrime
12th Referral Action Day 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 20 November 2018, Europol’s EU Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised a joint Referral Action Day together with national referral units from seven Member States and third parties, targeting online material linked to terrorist activities. This time, 7393 items were assessed and referred to … Read more

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EU Cybercrime
Council: Anti-Money Laundering Action Plan 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
At its meeting of 4 December 2018, the ECOFIN Council adopted conclusions on an Anti-Money Laundering Action Plan. The ministers welcomed the progress made in preventing and combating money laundering in recent years, but call for further improvements, in particular as regards the (cross-border) exchange of information and collaboration between prudential and anti-money laundering supervisory authorities. Read more

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EU Money Laundering
ECA Opinion on Future Anti-Fraud Programme 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 15 November 2018, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) adopted Opinion No 9/2018 on the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation establishing the EU Anti-Fraud Programme for the 2021-2027 financing period (for the proposal, see eucrim 2/2018, pp. 92-93). Read more

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EU Protection of Financial Interests
New Action Plan Against Illicit Tobacco Trade 
18 February 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 7 December 2018, the Commission published the 2nd Action Plan to fight the illicit tobacco trade (Communication to the European Parliament and the Council, COM(2018) 846 final). The action plan covers the period 2018-2020. The Commission stresses that the illicit tobacco trade can only be curbed by a combination of policy and enforcement measures. Read more

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EU Protection of Financial Interests
Eastern Partnership IBM Project Concluded 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
At the end of November 2018, after four years, the Eastern Partnership Integrated Border Management (EaP IBM) Capacity Building Project was concluded with a final meeting at Frontex premises. Read more

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EU Frontex
Risk Analysis Cell in Niger 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
In cooperation with Nigerian authorities, Frontex opened the first Risk Analysis Cell in Niamey, Niger at the end of November 2018. The cell will collect and analyse strategic data on cross-border crime such as illegal border crossings, document fraud, and trafficking in human beings. Read more

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FRA Opinion on Revised Frontex Regulation 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
At the end of November 2018, FRA published its Opinion on the revised European Border and Coast Guard Regulation and its fundamental rights implications. Read more

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EU Frontex
First Liaison Prosecutor for Macedonia 
18 February 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 12 November 2018, Ms Lenche Ristoska took up her duties as the first Liaison Prosecutor for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia at Eurojust. Read more

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