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CJEU: New Italian Law on Unpaid VAT Compatible with EU Rules 
20 October 2018
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On 2 May 2018, the CJEU rendered a judgment in Case C-574/15 (criminal proceedings against Mauro Scialdone). The case concerns the interpretation of Art. 4(3) TEU and Art. 325 TFEU, Council Directive 2006/112 on the common system of value added tax (the “VAT Directive”) and the PIF Convention of 26 July 1995. Read more

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CEPEJ: 2018 Report on European Judicial Systems 
20 October 2018
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 4 October 2018, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the CoE (CEPEJ) published its seventh evaluation report, based on data from 2016,on the main trends in the judicial systems of 45 European countries. Read more

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Council of Europe Procedural Safeguards
Brexit: EP Think Tank Analysis Draft Withdrawal Agreement 
20 October 2018
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
In July 2018, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) released an in-depth analysis on the draft withdrawal agreement published by the European Commission on 19 March 2018. Additional points settled in negotiations up to June 2018 were also included. The report aims at providing an overview of the main areas already settled by the negotiators as well as areas of persisting difficulty or disagreement. Read more

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Commission Proposes New Anti-Money Laundering Supervision Mechanism 
20 October 2018
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 12 September 2018, the Commission tabled a legislative proposal to amend existing EU rules on the supervision of banks and financial institutions to better address risks of money laundering and terrorist financing (COM(2018) 646 final). Read more

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EMSC Report 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
In April 2018, Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC) published its two-year Activity Report covering the period from January 2017 to January 2018. Read more

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First French-Greek JIT Successful 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
At the end of April 2018, the first Joint Investigation Team (JIT) ever established between France and Greece resulted in the arrest of four leaders of the Georgian mafia organisation “Vory V zakone.” Read more

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Think Tank Considers Solutions for a Post-Brexit JHA Deal 
20 October 2018 (updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago)
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Institute for Government – a London-based think tank on governmental challenges – published a report entitled “Negotiating Brexit: policing and criminal justice” in September 2018. Read more

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Working Arrangement with Israel Signed 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 17 July 2018, Europol and Israel signed a working arrangement to expand their cooperation in combatting cross-border criminal activities such as fraud, cybercrime, terrorism, and financial crime. Read more

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JHA Ministers’ Debate on e-Evidence Legislation 
20 October 2018 (updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago)
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
At their Council meeting of 4-5 June 2018, the JHA Ministers held a first policy debate on the Commission’s proposals for a legislative EU framework on cross-border access to e-evidence. The legislative proposals were tabled on 17 April 2018. Read more

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Handbook on European Data Protection Law 
20 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
In May 2018, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), together with the Council of Europe (CoE), published an update of its Handbook on European Data Protection Law, the first edition of which had been published in 2014. Read more

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EU Data Protection
GRECO: Fifth-Round Evaluation Report on Luxembourg 
20 October 2018
andras_csuri_1fc5ccbce0.jpg Dr. András Csúri
On 20 July 2018, GRECO has published its fifth-round evaluation report on Luxembourg. Read more

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Council of Europe Corruption
CJEU: UK’s Decision to Withdraw from EU Does Not Affect the Execution of EAWs 
20 October 2018
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 19 September 2018, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) decided on the impact of Brexit on the execution of European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) issued by the UK (Case C-327/18 PPU). Read more

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European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS): Legislation Adopted 
20 October 2018 (updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago)
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
n September 2018, the Council and the European Parliament formally adopted the EU legislation introducing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (in short: ETIAS). The legal framework consisting of two regulations was published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 236 of 19 September 2018. Read more

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Fundamental Rights Report 2018 Published 
17 October 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
In June 2018, FRA published itsFundamental Rights Report 2018. The report looks at the major developments in the EU between January and December 2017 in 11 chapters. FRA’s opinions are given. Read more

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Fundamental Rights Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Programme of the Bulgarian Presidency 
11 October 2018 (updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 1 January 2018, the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU took up its work and published its programme. Its priorities in the area of criminal justice include the following:Institutionalisation and operationalisation of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) and the ... Read more

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