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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market integrity and investor protection provided by the existing Market Abuse Directive ( 2003/6/EC) which will now be repealed. The Market Abuse Regulation ensures regulation keeps pace with market developments such as the growth of new trading platforms, over the counter (OTC) trading and new technology...
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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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Directive 2014/41/EU of 3 April 2014 regarding the European Investigation Order in criminal matters

The Directive establishes a comprehensive instrument covering the gathering of all types of evidence on the basis of the principle of mutual recognition. An EIO can only be issued if obtaining the...
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Regulation No 883/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 September 2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Counci

The new Regulation No 883/20131  governing the work of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) entered into force on 1 October 2013. This Regulation confirms that the mandate of OLAF extends...
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Directive 2013/48/EU of 22 October 2013 on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and in European arrest warrant proceedings, and on the right to have a third party informed upon deprivation of liberty and to communicate with third person

The access to lawyer Directive is the third step of the Roadmap on procedural rights adopted by the Council on 30th of November 2009. The directive provides, inter alia ,the participation of a...
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Directive 2013/40/EU of 12 August 2013 on attacks against information systems and replacing Council Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA

The EU cybercrime directive aims to approximate the criminal law of the member states in the area of attacks against information systems by establishing minimum rules concerning the definition of...
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