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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 approach, the Roadmap calls for the adoption of measures regarding the right to translation and interpretation (measure A), the right to information on rights and information about the charges (measure B),...
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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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Directive (EU) 2016/800 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings

On 27 November 2013, the European Commission submitted to the European Parliament and the Council a proposal for a Directive on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal...
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Directive (EU) 2016/681 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime

The Commission issued on 2 February 2011 a proposal for a Directive on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and...
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Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detectio

On 25 January 2012, the Commission proposed a new framework for data protection in the EU including two legislative proposals: the first being a proposal for a Regulation, setting out a general EU...
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