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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 decided to create a High Level Group to draw up a comprehensive Action Plan containing specific recommendations, including realistic timetables for carrying out the work. The Group was requested to...
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Convention of 27 September 1996 relating to extradition between the Member States of the European Union

The aim of the Convention on extradition, now replaced in most cases by the Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant, was to facilitate extradition between the Member States in certain...
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Council Regulation of 18 December 1995 on the protection of the European communities' financial interests

This Regulation seeks to combat fraud against the EU’s financial interests. To that end, it establishes a common set of legal rules for all areas covered by EU policies. In particular, it provides...
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Convention of 26 July 1995 on the establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention)

The Europol Convention, which came into force on 1 October 1998, provided the legal basis for Europol. Although the establishment of Europol was foreseen in the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, Europol is...
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Convention of 26 July 1995 on the use of information technology for customs purposes

The purpose of this act is to assist in preventing, investigating and prosecuting serious breaches of national laws by increasing, through the rapid dissemination of information, the effectiveness...
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Convention of 26 July 1995 on the protection of the European Communities' financial interests (and its protocols)

Since 1995, a convention has been in place which seeks to protect, under criminal law, the financial interests of the EU and its taxpayers. Over the years, the Convention on the Protection of the...
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Convention of 10 March 1995 on simplified extradition procedure between the Member States of the European Union

At international level, there are a multitude of extradition agreements such as the European Convention on Extradition of the Council of Europe, an international organisation that is separate from...
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