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Council Decision of 20 May 1999 determining, in conformity with the relevant provisions of the Treaty establishing the EC and the Treaty on EU, the legal basis for each of the provisions or decisions which constitute the Schengen acquis

With the Treaty of Amsterdam the Schengen Agreement was integrated into the European Union. However, the Schengen Agreement covers both civil and criminal matters. Thus, parts of the Agreement fall within the EC Treaty whilst others fell within the EU Treaty, and are thus subject to a different regime. This Council Decision lists in Annex A the provisions of the Schengen Agreement that conform...
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Agreement concluded by the Council of the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway concerning the latters' association with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis

Together with Sweden, Finland and Denmark, Iceland and Norway belong to the Nordic passport union, which abolished internal border checks. Sweden, Finland and Denmark became members of the...
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Commission Decision 1999/352/EC, ECSC, Euratom of 28 April 1999 establishing the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

This decision created OLAF in 1999. It defined OLAF’s tasks, responsibilities, structure and mode of operation. It has been amended twice, by the following instruments: Commission...
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Action Plan of the Council and the Commission on how best to implement the provisions of the Treaty of Amsterdam on an area of freedom, security and justice

The Action Plan, which was called for by the Heads of State and Government at the Cardiff European Council (June 1998), was adopted by the Council on 3 December then submitted to the Vienna...
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Convention of 18 December 1997 on mutual assistance and cooperation between customs administrations (Naples II Convention)

The objective of this convention is to regulate particular forms of cooperation involving cross-border actions for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of certain infringements of both...
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Convention of 26 May 1997 on the fight against corruption involving officials of the European Communities or officials of Member States of the European Union

By this Act, the Council is establishing a Convention designed to fight corruption involving European officials or national officials of Member States of the European Union (EU). On the basis of...
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Action Plan to combat organized crime

The European Council (Dublin 13 and 14 December 1996) underlined its absolute determination to fight organized crime and stressed the need for a coherent and coordinated approach by the Union. It...
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