Europol: 2021 Highlights
20 January 2022
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

At the end of 2021, Europol published a review highlighting its most important operations in 2021. A detailed analysis of the threat of serious and organised crime facing the EU was provided in Europol’s Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2021 (→ news of 2 July 2021).

Last year’s operations included the takedown of EMOTET, one of the most significant botnets of the last decade. “Operation Trojan Shield/Greenlight” took down the encrypted device company ANOM. In addition, the illegal use of SKY ECC-encrypted communications could be blocked. “Operation Jumita” resulted in the largest cash seizure (€16.5 m) from a criminal organisation in Spanish history. In Finland, efforts to fight terrorism resulted in the dismantling of a right-wing extremist cell.

News Guide

EU Europol


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section