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Communication of the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council: Implementing The Hague Programme: the way forward

How can we strengthen the area of freedom, security and justice within the European Union? The Commission’s answer to this question consists of 10 priorities for the next five years. The multiannual Hague Programme, adopted at the European Council of 4 and 5 November 2004, sets out 10 priorities for the Union with a view to strengthening the area of freedom, security and...
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Council and Commission Action Plan implementing the Hague Programme on strengthening freedom, security and justice in the European Union

This Action Plan is intended to serve as a frame of reference for the work of the Council and the Commission for 2004-09. It contains a timetable for the adoption and implementation of the actions...
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Council Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA of 24 February 2005 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties

The framework decision introduces specific measures, under the principle of mutual recognition, allowing a judicial or administrative authority to transmit a financial penalty directly to an...
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Council Framework Decision 2005/212/JHA of 24 February 2005 on Confiscation of Crime-Related Proceeds, Instrumentalities and Property

The aim of this Framework Decision is to ensure that all Member States have effective rules governing the confiscation of proceeds from crime, inter alia, in relation to the onus of proof...
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Council Decision of 22 December 2004 on tackling vehicle crime with cross-border implications

More than 1.2 million motor vehicles are stolen each year in the EU. A large proportion of these thefts (30 %-40 %) are linked to organised crime, with vehicles being converted and...
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The Hague Programme for strengthening freedom, security and justice in the European Union

Five years after the European Council's meeting in Tampere, it is time for a new agenda to enable the Union to build on the achievements and to meet effectively the new challenges it will face. To...
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Agreement between the European Union, the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Swiss Confederation's association with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis

The participation of the Swiss Confederation in the Schengen acquis and in its further development will, on the one hand, enable certain obstacles to the free movement of persons resulting from...
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