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European Council Conclusions - Strategic guidelines for legislative and operational planning for the coming years within the area of freedom, security and justice

The Treaty of Lisbon establishes that the European Union must constitute an area of freedom, security and justice, where fundamental rights are fully respected. To achieve this, it tasks the European Council with defining the strategic guidelines for legislative and operational planning within that area. The guidelines cover aspects such as border control, migration and asylum policy, and...
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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 as regards the establishment of a Controller of procedural guarantees

The proposal foresees the creation of a new Controller of Procedural Guarantees, who would have two main functions. First, he would be responsible for reviewing and providing recommendations on...
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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No. 883/2013 as regards the establishment of a Controller of procedural guarantees

On 11 June 2014, the European Commission submitted a proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) no. 883/2013 as regards the establishment of a Controller of procedural guarantees...
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Directive 2014/62/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the protection of the euro and other currencies against counterfeiting by criminal law, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2000/383/JHA

A new Directive 2014/62/EU entered into force on 22 May 2014. This Directive is meant to boost the protection of the euro against counterfeiting by criminal law measures. The Directive replaces...
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Regulation No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC and Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC

The new rules on market abuse update and strengthen the existing framework to ensure market integrity and investor protection provided by the existing Market Abuse Directive ( 2003/6/EC) which...
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Directive 2014/57/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on criminal sanctions for market abuse

The Directive on criminal sanctions for market abuse (Market Abuse Directive) complements the Market Abuse Regulation by requiring all Member States to provide for harmonised criminal offences of...
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Directive 2014/42/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the freezing and confiscation of instrumentalities and proceeds of crime in the European Union

This instrument aims at making it easier for Member States’ authorities to confiscate and recover the profits that criminals make from cross-border serious and organised crime. It lays down...
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