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Presidency: Priorities in the Area of Criminal Justice 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
From 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018, Austria is holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Practice: Webstresser.org Taken Down 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 24 April 2018, the world’s biggest marketplace by which to hire Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) services, webstresser.org, was shut down and its infrastructure seized. Read more

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EU Europol
Hate Crime Report Published 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
In June 2018, FRA published a report on hate crime recording and data collection practice across the EU. The report aims to assist police investigators, managers, hate crime officers, and policymakers as well as EU and intergovernmental organisations in their policymaking. Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Online Manual on Controlled Deliveries 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
In June 2018, the Council of Europe’s drug policy network – the Pompidou Group – launched the creation of an online handbook to enhance and improve the international coordination of controlled deliveries of illicit commodities. Read more

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Practice: Members of COSA NOSTRA Arrested 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 5 and 12 May 2018, Europol’s “Eurosearch” project, which was set up to locate and capture dangerous mafia fugitives in Europe, succeeded in the arrest of two of the most important Italian fugitives and members of the Italian Crime Syndicate COSA NOSTRA. Read more

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EU Europol
FRA Annual Activity Report Published 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
In June 2018, FRA published its Consolidated Annual Activity Report for 2017. The report outlines the agency’s achievements regarding strategic priorities and objectives, thematic areas, and its economy and efficiency in spending and non-spending activities. Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
EU Agencies Against Trafficking in Human Beings 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 13 June 2018, ten EU Agencies signed a Joint Statement committing themselves to working together against trafficking in human beings (THB). Read more

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German Bar Association Highly Critical of EU’s e-evidence Initiative 
20 October 2018 (updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago)
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 4 September 2018, the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein − DAV) published a statement on the two legislative proposals of the Commission on e-evidence (see eucrim 1/2018, pp. 35-36). The statement (SN 42/18) criticises the initiative. Read more

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Conference on OLAF and the EPPO and Annual Meeting of the European Criminal Law Associations 
20 October 2018
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 15 June 2018, Utrecht University, under the auspices of RENFORCE and with financial support from the HERCULE III Programme, organized the conference “OLAF and the EPPO in the new institutional setting for the protection of the financial interests of the EU.” Read more

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EU OLAF European Public Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO)
Updated EPPO Fact Sheet 
20 October 2018
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 7 August 2018, the European Commission published an updated fact sheetof “Frequently Asked Questions” on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. The fact sheet provides answers to numerous questions regarding the key features, structure, and work of the new EU body, which is ... Read more

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EU European Public Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO)
European Court of Justice (ECJ) - The Year in Review 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
The Court of Justice of the EU published its annual review for the year 2017. The review summarises the Court’s activity from its judicial, institutional, andadministrative standpoints. Read more

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Report on Eurosur Published 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
In September 2018, FRA published a report evaluating the impact of the European Border Surveillance System (Eurosur) Regulation on fundamental rights. Read more

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New Scientific Committee Appointed 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
At the end of May 2018, FRA’s Management Board appointed 11 persons to its new Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee is tasked with guaranteeing the scientific quality of FRA’s work and should therefore be involved in the early preparation stages of the majority of FRA’s documents. Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Implementation Measures for EPPO Regulation 
20 October 2018 (updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago)
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Commission initiated several measures implementing the Regulation on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. The Commission is responsible for the establishment and initial administrative operation of the EPPO until the new office has sufficient capacity to implement its own budget. Read more

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EU European Public Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO)
Liaison Prosecutor for Ukraine 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 18 August 2018, the first Liaison Prosecutor for the Ukraine, Ms Myroslava Krasnoborova, took up office at Eurojust. Read more

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