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PUBLICATION DATE: 07 July 2021
PUBLICATION ID: 2021/00309
The aim of this report is to inform both practitioners and policymakers of the main difficulties encountered in the practical application of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) on the basis of Eurojust’s casework and to highlight, where relevant, the role that the European Union Agency for Criminal...
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PUBLICATION DATE: 17 May 2021
PUBLICATION ID: 2021/00202
From the early stages of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Eurojust’s casework showed that practitioners in the Member States were facing various difficulties in dealing with cases involving judicial cooperation in criminal matters. These issues were repercussions of the measures...
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PUBLICATION DATE: 19 April 2021
PUBLICATION ID: 2021/00166
Drug trafficking remains a highly lucrative market worldwide, with an estimated value of EUR 30 billion per year in the European Union alone. The overall impact on societies has dramatic consequences – for healthcare, governance, economics and other indirectly affected areas. This impact also...
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PUBLICATION DATE: 23 February 2021
PUBLICATION ID: 2021/00091
Cross-border cases of trafficking in human beings (THB) are complex and difficult to investigate and prosecute. They reveal the prominent role of organised criminal groups. When gaps in judicial cooperation appear it is the victims of THB who suffer. In October 2020, the European Commission noted in...
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PUBLICATION DATE: 29 January 2021
PUBLICATION ID: 2021/00002
Environmental crime is the fourth-largest criminal activity in the world, growing at a rate of between 5 % and 7 % per year, according to an Interpol and UN Environment Programme estimate. This increase, combined with the organised, transnational nature of environmental crime, requires...
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PUBLICATION DATE: 19 November 2020
PUBLICATION ID: 2020/00280
There are several factors that make tackling cybercrime unique and challenging. Cybercrime by its nature is borderless and swiftly evolving, sometimes faster than national authorities can react. Adding an additional layer of complexity is the horizontal nature of cybercrime: almost any type of crime...
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PUBLICATION DATE: 10 November 2020
PUBLICATION ID: 2020/00282
The Directive on the European Investigation Order (EIO DIR) was introduced to replace and improve the legal framework of mutual legal assistance (MLA). In many cases, the existence of standard forms (available in all EU languages), the increased role of judicial authorities (as issuing or validating...
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PUBLICATION DATE: 21 September 2020
PUBLICATION ID: 2020/00236
The 2020 Eurojust Memorandum on Battlefield Evidence reports on the present possibilities and experiences of using battlefield evidence in criminal proceedings in the EU Member States and non-EU countries. This report was produced following a recommendation from the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator...
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PUBLICATION DATE: 19 May 2020
PUBLICATION ID: 2020/00153
ISIS, which has been classified as a terrorist organisation, perpetrated horrific acts of violence in armed conflicts in Northern Iraq and Syria. The issue of investigating and prosecuting its members and foreign terrorist fighters returning to their countries of origin led most EU Member States to...
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PUBLICATION DATE: 12 February 2019
PUBLICATION ID: 2019/00093
The objective of the Report on Eurojust’s Casework in Asset Recovery is to assist competent judicial authorities in the EU Member States to effectively recover criminal assets and to contribute to the fight against transnational crime. The report is primarily based on the analysis of cases...
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