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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 the geographical position of the Swiss Confederation to be eliminated and, on the other hand, strengthen cooperation between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation in the fields covered by the...
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Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA of 25 October 2004 laying down minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of drug trafficking

The purpose of this framework decision is to combat drug trafficking so as to limit the supply and consumption of drugs. It lays down minimum rules to be observed and minimum penalties to be...
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Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Assessment of the Tampere programme and future orientations

The progressive establishment of the area of freedom, security and justice was a new objective set for the Europ ean Union by the Treaty of Amsterdam. The Tampere European Council in October 1999...
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Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway on the application of certain provisions of the Convention of 29 may 2000 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union a

To improve judicial cooperation in criminal matters between the Member States of the European Union and Iceland and Norway by applying certain provisions of the Convention of 29 May 2000 on Mutual...
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A Secure Europe in a Better World. European Security Strategy

The European security strategy was drawn up under the authority of the EU's High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, and adopted by the Brussels European...
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Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence

The Council adopted this framework decision in 2003 on an initiative by Belgium, France and Sweden. The purpose of the framework decision is to establish the rules under which a Member State...
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Council Framework Decision 2003/568/JHA of 22 July 2003 on combating corruption in the private sector

Active and passive corruption in the private sector is a criminal offence in all Member States. The aim of this Framework Decision is to involve the liability not only of natural persons in the...
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