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Directive (EU) 2016/1919 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on legal aid for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings and for requested persons in European arrest warrant proceedings

On 30 November 2009, the Council adopted a Resolution on a Roadmap for strengthening the procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings. Taking a step-by-step approach, the Roadmap calls for the adoption of measures regarding the right to translation and interpretation (measure A), the right to information on rights and information about the charges (measure B),...
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Agreement on a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on provisional legal aid for suspects or accused persons deprived of liberty and legal aid in European arrest warrant proceedings

On 30 June, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) confirmed, on behalf of the Council, the agreement with the European Parliament on the directive on the right to legal aid for...
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Directive (EU) 2016/800 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings

On 27 November 2013, the European Commission submitted to the European Parliament and the Council a proposal for a Directive on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal...
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Directive (EU) 2016/681 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime

The Commission issued on 2 February 2011 a proposal for a Directive on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and...
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Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detectio

On 25 January 2012, the Commission proposed a new framework for data protection in the EU including two legislative proposals: the first being a proposal for a Regulation, setting out a general EU...
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Directive (EU) 2016/343 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings

On March 9th 2016, the Directive on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings has been finally...
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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 883/2013, as regards the secretariat of the Supervisory Committee of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

On 4 March 2016 the Commission tabled a proposal for a regulation amending regulation 883/2013, which governs the work of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), in order to reinforce the...
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