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New Liaison Prosecutor for Montenegro 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
At the beginning of December 2017, Montenegro appointed a new Liaison Prosecutor for Eurojust. Before joining Eurojust, Ms Jelena Lučić Đaletić worked as Prosecutor at the High State Prosecutor’s Office in Podgorica, Montenegro. Read more

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Hit Against Spear Phishing 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 28 March 2018, after a two-year cybercrime investigation, 20 suspects were arrested for banking fraud that netted €1 million from hundreds of customers of two major banking institutions. The spear phishing e-mails were used by a Romanian and Italian organised criminal group to impersonate ... Read more

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EU Eurojust
Partnership with FIOD 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 16 February 2018, Europol signed a strategic partnership on financial investigations with the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD).Through the partnership, the level of information exchange between the two agencies will be increased:Cooperation;Mutual assistance;Expertise and knowledge sharing.Furthermore, joint ... Read more

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EU Europol
Coordination Centre Record 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
In 2017, Eurojust hosted 17 coordination centres, the highest annual number since their creation in 2011. National authorities and Eurojust may set up a coordination centre when complex cases require the real-time exchange of information and large-scale multilateral actions.The majority of the 17 coordination ... Read more

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FRA Calendar 2018 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
FRA has published its calendar outlining the key reports, meetings, and events scheduled for the year 2018.In 2018, the agency will continue to focus on migration and publish periodic reports on migration-related fundamental rights concerns. Further plans involve:Targeted reports on discrimination and integration ... Read more

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Risk Analysis 2018 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
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
Operation against Glass Eel Trafficking 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
At the beginning of April, a two-year investigation against an organised criminal group illegally exporting glass eels to Asia. The operation led to the successful arrest of 10 members of the OCG, the seizure of 350 kg of live glass eels, and €40,000 in ... Read more

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EU Europol
Action Days Against Online Terrorist Propaganda 
6 June 2018 (updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 14 and 15 March 2018, two Referral Action Days took place with the aim of identifying and flagging online terrorist propaganda on WordPress.com, a blogging service, and VideoPress, a video-hosting service for WordPress sites. During the two days, more than 900 instances were ... Read more

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EU Europol Cybercrime
New Executive Director Appointed 
6 June 2018 (updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
On 8 March 2017, Catherine de Bolle was appointed new Executive Director of Europol by the European Council.Catherine de Bolle currently holds the position of Commissioner General of the Belgian Federal Police. Her term at Europol will begin on 1 May 2018 when the ... Read more

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EU Europol
Decryption Tool for GrandCrab Available 
6 June 2018 (updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
Under the supervision of the General Prosecutor’s Office (DIICOT), together with Bitdefender and Europol, the Romanian Police (IGPR) developed a decryption tool for victims of GrandCrab ransomware. The tool is available free of charge from www.nomoreransom.org.GrandCrab encrypts files on a victim ... Read more

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EU Europol Cybercrime
Trace an Object 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
At the end of February 2018, Europol uploaded 25 new objects to its Stop Child Abuse – Trace an Object webpage (see eucrim 2/2017, p. 61)Since publication of the website in May 2017, Europol has received more than 18.300 tips from the general ... Read more

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EU Europol
Coalition against Financial Crime 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
At the beginning of February, Europol, Thomson Reuters and the World Economic Forum launched a new public/private coalition with the aim to mobilise and influence decisions-makers at the highest levels in the fight against financial crime and modern slavery. In particularly, the coalition wants ... Read more

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EU Europol
SIENA Record in 2017 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
In 2017, for the first time, more than one million SIENA messages were exchanged among Europol, Member States and third parties.SIENA is the Secure Information Exchange Network Application, managed by Europol which enables a swift and secure communication and exchange of operational and strategic ... Read more

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EU Europol
New National Member for the UK 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
This March, Samantha Shallow took up her position as National Member for the United Kingdom at Eurojust.In her longstanding professional career, Ms Shallow held several positions. One of them was in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), including its International Justice and Organised Crime Division ... Read more

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EU Eurojust
New Bulgarian National Member 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
Since February, Ivanka Kotorova holds the position of National Member for Bulgaria at Eurojust. Prior to this position, Ms Kotorova served as Deputy National Member for Bulgaria at Eurojust. Before joining Eurojust, Ms Kotorova held various regional, district, and cassation posts as a public prosecutor ... Read more

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EU Eurojust
New National Member for Austria 
6 June 2018
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle
Austria has a new National Member at Eurojust since 1 January 2018. Before joining Eurojust, Mr, Gerhard Jarosch was Deputy Chief Prosecutor in Vienna. Furthermore, Mr. Jarosch is President of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), former President of the Austrian Association of Prosecutors, and ... Read more

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