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Council Regulation (EC) No 1338/2001 of 28 June 2001 laying down measures necessary for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting

This regulation seeks to set up an overall system for protecting the euro against counterfeiting, with a view to the introduction of euro notes and coins on 1 January 2002. The system for the protection of the euro includes the following elements: the systematic transmission of technical data on counterfeit euro notes and coins by the competent national authorities (national...
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Council Framework Decision 2001/500/JHA of 26 June 2001 on money laundering, the identification, tracing, freezing, seizing and confiscation of instrumentalities and the proceeds of crime

The Framework Decision does not define the crime of money laundering but it provides that Member States shall take the necessary steps not to make or uphold reservations in respect of a number of...
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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...
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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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