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EDPB Criticises E-Evidence Proposals 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 26 September 2018, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted a critical opinion regarding the Commission proposals on European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters. Read more

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EU Law Enforcement Cooperation Data Protection
Improved Cooperation Tool Benefits Fight Against VAT Fraud 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
New EU legislation was put in place to strengthen administrative cooperation in the field of VAT fraud. It will meet needs in order to combat cross-border VAT fraud more effectively and in a more timely manner. Read more

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EU Protection of Financial Interests Tax Evasion Law Enforcement Cooperation
ECA Criticizes Delays in Building Up Modernized Customs IT Systems 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
According to a report by the ECA, the implementation of the new IT systems for the Customs Union suffered a series of delays. As a result, some of the key systems will not be available by the envisaged 2020 deadline. The auditors caution that the rescheduled deadline is also at risk of not being met. Read more

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EU Customs Cooperation
Eurojust Updates Overview of CJEU’s Case Law on EAW 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
In November 2018, Eurojust issued an update of its overview of the case law of the CJEU with regard to the application of Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and surrender procedures between Member States (FD EAW). Read more

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European Arrest Warrant
Fair Trial Violation: Amsterdam Court Refuses Surrender to Poland 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 5 October 2018, the Internet news channel “DutchNews.nl” reported that the Amsterdam District Court stopped surrender of a Polish national to Poland (for the time being) because of “major doubts about the independence of the Polish judiciary.” Read more

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EU European Arrest Warrant
German Bar Association Makes Critical Statement on Whistleblower Draft Directive 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
In November 2018, the German Bar Association (DAV) tabled a position paper on the Commission proposal for a directive on the protection of whistleblowers. The DAV welcomed the introduction of EU-wide minimum rules for persons reporting breaches of Union law, but also sees room for improvement. Read more

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EU Victim Protection
Trade Union Organisation Calls For Robust Whistleblower Directive 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 19 November 2018, EUROCADRES – the trade union organisation representing professionals and managers – termed the Commission initiative on the protection of whistleblowers (COM(2018) 218 final) a “surprisingly good start.” Read more

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EU Victim Protection
EESC Opinion on Whistleblower Directive 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 18 October 2018, the Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion on the Commission’s plans to strengthen the protection of whistleblowers at the EU level. The EESC mainly concludes that whistleblower protection is an important tool to help companies address unlawful and unethical acts. It calls on the Commission to review the legal basis for the planned directive. Read more

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EU Victim Protection
ECA Issues Statement on Planned Whistleblower Directive 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The ECA examined the Commission proposal for a directive on the protection of whistleblowers. It generally welcomes the legislative initiative, but believes that the Directive could become too complex and possibly ineffective in some points. Read more

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EU Victim Protection
EP Committee Vote on Whistleblower Directive 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 20 November 2018, MEPs from the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) adopted their position on the Commission proposal for a directive on the protection of whistleblowers (COM(2018) 218 final). Read more

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EU Victim Protection
EP Takes Position on Interoperability Legal Framework 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 24 October 2018, the plenary of the European Parliament backed the position of the LIBE Committee regarding legislative proposals on the interoperability between EU information systems in the area of justice and home affairs. EP negotiators have now green light to enter into informal talks with the Council and the Commission. Read more

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EU Data Protection
CJEU: EU Directive Does Not Cover Procedure For Reviewing the Lawfulness of Pre-Trial Detention 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 19 September 2018, the CJEU rendered a judgment on the interpretation of Directive (EU) 2016/343 on the presumption of innocence and Arts. 47 and 48 CFR (Case C-310/18 PPU – Emil Milev). Read more

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EU Procedural Safeguards
EU Cybersecurity Organisations Agree on Roadmap 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 6 November 2018, Europol, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Defence Agency (EDA), and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions agreed on a roadmap outlining activities and projects for their cooperation in 2019 in order … Read more

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EU Cybercrime
2018 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment Published 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
Europol published its fifth Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), which gives a comprehensive overview of current and future threats and identifies trends in crime conducted and/or facilitated online.The 2018 IOCTA looks at the threats and trends with regard to four crime priorities: … Read more

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EU Europol Cybercrime
Annual Report on Counterfeit Seized Goods – 2017 Results 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 27 September 2018, the Commission presented its annual report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights in 2017. The report contains statistical information about the detentions made under customs procedures and includes data on the description, quantities, and values of the goods; their provenance; the means of transport; and the type of intellectual property right (IPR) that may have been infringed. Read more

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EU Counterfeiting & Piracy