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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on countering money laundering by criminal law

In December 2016, the Commission tabled a Proposal for a new Directive on countering money laundering by means of criminal law, pursuant to Article 83(1) TFEU. Once adopted, it shall replace the current provisions concerning the criminalisation of money laundering contained in point (b) of Article 1 and Article 2 of Framework Decision 2001/500/JHA in relation to the Member States participating...
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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and...
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Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2016/2030 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013, as regards the secretariat of the Supervisory Committee of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

On 4 March 2016, the Commission tabled a proposal for a regulation amending regulation 883/2013, which governs the work of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), in order to reinforce the...
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Directive (EU) 2016/1919 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on legal aid for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings and for requested persons in European arrest warrant proceedings

On 30 November 2009, the Council adopted a Resolution on a Roadmap for strengthening the procedural rights of suspected or accused persons in criminal proceedings. Taking a step-by-step...
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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing and amending Directive 2009/101/EC

On 5 July 2016, the Commission issued a proposal for a Directive (COM(2016) 450 final) amending the so- called fourth anti-money laundering Directive ((EU) 2015/849) . Opinions on this proposal...
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Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure

In November 2013, the Commission proposed a draft directive that will align existing laws against the misappropriation of trade secrets across the EU. The Directive harmonises the definition of...
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Regulation (EU) 2016/794 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and replacing and repealing Council Decisions 2009/371/JHA, 2009/934/JHA, 2009/935/JHA, 2009/936/J

Europol (once the European Police Office, now the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation) was established in 1995 and is located in The Hague. Its role is to support and strengthen...
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