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Council Framework Decision 2001/413/JHA of 28 May 2001 combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment

Under this framework decision, fraud involving any form of non-cash means of payment will be recognised as a criminal offence that is punishable by effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties in all EU countries. The framework decision deliberately avoids references to specific offences under the existing criminal law because they do not cover the same elements everywhere. Instead,...
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Council Decision of 28 May 2001 on the transmission of samples of controlled substances

This Decision establishes a system allowing for the lawful transmission of samples of illegal narcotic substances between Member States. By facilitating such exchanges between Member States the...
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Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Mutual recognition of Final Decisions in criminal matters

Traditional judicial cooperation in criminal matters is based on a variety of international legal instruments, which are overwhelmingly characterised by the "request" principle: one sovereign...
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Council Decision 2000/642/JHA of 17 October 2000 concerning arrangements for cooperation between financial intelligence units of the Member States in respect of exchanging information

All Member States have set up financial intelligence units (FIUs) to collect and analyse information received under the provisions of Directive 91/308/EEC with the aim of establishing links...
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Programme of measures to implement the principle of mutual recognition of decisions in criminal matters

In November 2000, the JHA Council adopted its "programme of measures" to implement the principle of "mutual recognition of decisions in criminal matters". The mutual recognition principle is that...
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Convention of 29 May 2000 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union

The Council adopted a Convention to facilitate mutual judicial assistance between the authorities of the Member States (police, customs and courts) in order to improve the speed and efficiency of...
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Consolidated version of Council Decision of 29 May 2000 concerning the request of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take part in some of the provisions of the Schengen acquis

This publication contains the consolidated version of Council Decision 2000/365/EC of 29 May 2000 concerning the request of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take part in...
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