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Directive 2010/64/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings

Agreement was reached on a general approach at the Justice Council of 23 October 2009, but there was not enough time for adoption before 1 December 2009, date of entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty so that earlier proposal became obsolete and was renegotiated under the co-decision procedure. This first instrument of procedural rights implementing the Council's Roadmap establishes common...
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Agreement between the European Union and Iceland and Norway on the application of certain provisions of Council Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime and Council De

To improve police and judicial cooperation between the Member States of the European Union and Iceland and Norway, without prejudice to the rules protecting individual freedom. In order to...
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Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council – The EU Counter-Terrorism Policy: main achievements and future challenges

The communication presents the main European Union (EU) level legislative and policy developments, as well as some of the future challenges, in the field of counter-terrorism. It forms a...
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Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program

The objective of this instrument was “to make sure that designated providers of international financial payment messaging services [in reality, the agreement is primarily intended to cover the...
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Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council – Delivering an area of freedom, security and justice for Europe’s citizens – Action Plan mplementing the Stockholm Programme

This communication is the first step of the procedure which should lead to the adoption by the JHA Council in June of the Action Plan on the Stockholm Programme, which was adopted by the European...
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Council Resolution of 26 February 2010 on a Model Agreement for setting up a Joint Investigation Team

The competent authorities of the Member States that wish to set up a Joint Investigation Team in accordance with the terms of the Framework Decision and the 2000 MLA Convention with competent...
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Council Decision 2010/131/EU of 25 February 2010 on setting up the Standing Committee on operational cooperation on internal security

Article 71 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provides that a standing committee shall be set up within the Council in order to ensure that operational cooperation on...
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