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Brexit Preparedness 
6 June 2018
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
In January 2018, the European Commission launched a website that informs citizens and stakeholders of the consequences of the UK’s departure from the EU in a range of policy areas. The website is fed with documents on an ongoing basis that provide information on the … Read more

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EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
MONEYVAL: Fifth Round Evaluation Report on Ukraine 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 30 January 2018, Moneyval published its fifth round evaluation report on Ukraine (for the accompanying press release, see here). Moneyval calls for more dissuasive sentences for the relevant crimes, more resources, and the need to investigate and prosecute high-level cases more actively.The … Read more

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Council of Europe Money Laundering
GRECO: Ad hoc Report on Romania 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 11 April 2018, GRECO published an ad hoc report on Romania, expressing concern over certain aspects of the laws recently adopted by Parliament on the status of judges and prosecutors, on its judicial organisation, and on the Superior Council of Magistracy as well … Read more

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Council of Europe Corruption
GRECO: Judicial Reforms in Poland Trigger First Ever ad hoc Assessment 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 29 March 2018, GRECO published the first ever ad hoc report on one of its Member States. This preliminary report was triggered by exceptional circumstances in Poland, concerning certain aspects of two recent laws, which have led to serious violations of CoE anti-corruption standards. … Read more

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Council of Europe Corruption
GRECO: Fifth Round Evaluation Report on Finland 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 27 March 2018, GRECO published its fifth round evaluation report on Finland. The country generally scores highly in perception surveys on the fight against corruption, and the risk of actual bribery is considered to be low. That said, recent scandals, such as a … Read more

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Council of Europe Corruption
GRECO: Fourth Round Evaluation Report on the Russian Federation 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 22 March 2018 GRECO published its fourth round evaluation report on the Russian Federation. The fourth evaluation round was launched in 2012 in order to assess how Member States address corruption prevention in respect of Members of Parliament (MPs), judges, and prosecutors (for … Read more

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Council of Europe Corruption
GRECO: Fifth Round Evaluation Report on Iceland 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 12 April 2018, GRECO published its fifth round evaluation report on Iceland. Corruption was in the centre of recent controversies in Iceland, especially after the financial crisis in 2008 and following the resignation of two successive governments and other senior government officials.GRECO … Read more

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Council of Europe Corruption
GRECO: Fifth Round Evaluation Report on Slovenia 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 8 March 2018, GRECO published its fifth round evaluation report on Slovenia, the first country to have been the subject of a report in the new monitoring round. This evaluation round looks at measures that states have put in place to prevent and … Read more

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Council of Europe Corruption
First Female Commissioner for Human Rights 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 3 April 2018, Dunja Mijatović took up the post as Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. A national of Bosnia and Herzegovina, she is the first woman to hold this post, succeeding Nils Muižnieks (2012-2018), Thomas Hammarberg (2006-2012), and Alvaro Gil-Robles (1999-2006).Ms … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
Commissioner for Human Rights: Annual Activity Report 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 19 January 2018, Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, presented his last annual report on the activities carried out during 2017. It includes an assessment of the state of human rights in Europe. The activity report states that, in 2017, … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
Protocol 16 to ECHR Enters into Force 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 12 April 2018, France ratified Protocol 16 to the Convention on Human Rights as the tenth state and thereby triggered its entry into force from 1 August 2018. It will then apply to Albania, Armenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovenia, and … Read more

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Council of Europe Fundamental Rights
The Court’s Results for 2017 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 25 January 2018, Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, presented the ECtHR’s annual results. 2017 saw an increase in the number of incoming applications, mainly as a result of new cases brought against Turkey. The number of pending … Read more

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Council of Europe Human Rights Issues
Court Launches Series of New Factsheets 
6 June 2018 (updated 1 year, 9 months ago)
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 16 January 2018, The ECtHR released a series of five new factsheets on its case law on the following themes:Access to the Internet and the freedom to receive and impart information;Deprivation of citizenship;Legal professional privilege;Accompanied and unaccompanied migrant minors in … Read more

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Council of Europe Reform of the European Court of Human Rights
Operation Themis Started 
On 1 February 2018, Frontex launched a new operation in the Central Mediterranean to assist Italy in border control activity.The new Operation Themis replaces Operation Triton. Next to search and rescue as crucial components of the operation, Operation Themis features an enhanced law enforcement … Read more

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EU Frontex
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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