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FeatureThe changing face of Europe's mafia

26.08.14 @ 17:40

The landscape of European organised crime is “completely changing”, dominated by groups that are “more powerful and flexible but smaller in terms of organisation”. So says Ernesto Savona, a professor of criminology and ...

MEPs back EU-wide public prosecutor's office

13.03.14 @ 09:38

EU lawmakers are a step closer to setting up an EU-wide public prosecutor after MEPs in Strasbourg backed the European Commission's proposal. Deputies on Wednesday (12 March) endorsed granting powers to a new office ...

MEPs: EU-wide arrest warrant needs deep reform

27.02.14 @ 20:09

Stories of innocent people trapped in another member states’ judicial system are putting pressure on the European Commission to revise its pan-EU extradition rules. The Strasbourg chamber on Thursday (27 February) ...

EU to donate criminal assets to charity

25.02.14 @ 18:29

Criminal suspects who flee the country or who are ill could still have their illicit assets confiscated and donated to charity under new rules endorsed by the European Parliament. The bill, voted through by euro- ...

'For me, Europe was golden'

10.02.14 @ 09:26

They offer us a moment of pampering; a manicure, pedicure, or perhaps a well-needed massage. They make sure Friday nights are free from cooking thanks to a myriad of cheap Asian take-aways. They even provide sexual ...

Austerity stripping away Europe's human rights, watchdog says

03.12.13 @ 17:18

Austerity measures imposed by international creditors on member states are eroding the social and economic rights of people, says human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe. “The crisis is both a context and a ...

EU prosecutor likely to expand powers

28.11.13 @ 17:20

A top EU official on Thursday (28 November) said the future EU-wide public prosecutor may expand into other domains aside from combatting fraud. “If this EPPO [European Public Prosecutor Office] starts working well, [it ...

EU urged to take action on Interpol abuse

27.11.13 @ 10:03

MEPs have urged the European Commission and the EU foreign service to take action on Interpol abuse, after a damning report. The international police body, based in Lyon, France, is "being misused by countries such as ...

Greek special forces push back Syrian refugees, NGO says

07.11.13 @ 16:56

Armed special-op units in Greece are reportedly repelling asylum seekers and refugees in commando-like operations on its Turkish land border and out at sea. The allegations, gathered in around 90 anonymous testimonies ...

National MPs protest EU public prosecutor idea

01.11.13 @ 11:34

National parliaments opposed to creating an EU-wide prosecutor want the European Commission to rework its flagship proposal, but EU officials say it is likely to go ahead. Chambers in 11 national parliaments got enough ...

Member states 'endorse' EU-wide public prosecutor

30.10.13 @ 09:16

A majority of member states are said to back a proposal for a European public prosecutor after they failed to meet a deadline to submit counter arguments. Member state national parliaments had until Monday (28 October) ...

Estonia says Interpol notice interfered in election

24.10.13 @ 09:44

Estonia has complained to Interpol about what it sees as Russia's use of the police agency to interfere in a vote in Tallinn. The complaint comes after Interpol published a "red notice" on Eerik Kross, an Estonian ...

Security trumps privacy, EU court says

17.10.13 @ 17:44

Ensuring protection against the fraudulent use of passports outweighs personal privacy concerns about mandatory fingerprinting, the European Union's top court said Thursday. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on ...

OpinionKazakhstan using Interpol to chase dissidents in EU

04.09.13 @ 09:27

Kazakhstan is using Interpol, the joint police body based in Lyon, France, to wage a political vendetta in the heart of the EU. In a country ruled for the past 20 years by the same man, President Nursultan Nazarbayev, ...

OpinionStrong safeguards underpin Interpol's mission for a safer world

30.08.13 @ 13:52

As an international organisation mandated by its constitution to ensure the widest possible co-operation between all criminal police authorities, Interpol proudly believes each call for assistance by any of its 190 ...

Interpol open to abuse by 'criminal states'

27.08.13 @ 09:08

When Petr Silaev, a Russian journalist, got political asylum in Finland in April 2012 after escaping a crackdown in his home country, he felt safe and began a new life. But in August the same year, he found himself ...

OpinionItaly highlights problem in EU prisons

15.08.13 @ 21:41

Last week, the Italian Senate announced it has approved a new law designed to tackle prison overcrowding and one of its main causes in the Italian justice system: the excessive and unjustified use of pre-trial detention ...

UK to scrap 100 EU justice laws

09.07.13 @ 18:24

The UK wants to retain 35 EU-wide police and justice laws out of some 130 in its wider efforts to claw back power from the EU. “We believe the UK should opt out of the measures in question for reasons of principle, ...

Rise in attacks on Muslims in Europe

19.06.13 @ 09:27

Violence against Muslims in Europe is on the rise among the handful of member states that officially record such incidents. A report published on Tuesday (18 June) by the Vienna-based Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) ...

EU data chief urges limits on joint police powers

03.06.13 @ 17:45

The EU's data privacy chief wants tough new limits imposed on EU police agency Europol. "A strong framework of data protection is important not only for those under suspicion or involved in an investigation, but also ...

OpinionEU should act on political abuse of Interpol

24.05.13 @ 09:01

Last week, British businessman Bill Browder spoke at the Oslo Freedom Forum about his successful campaign to have the US legislature impose asset freezes and travel bans on Russian officials connected to the death of ...

Victims of violence set for EU-wide protection

22.05.13 @ 22:24

Battered women and other victims of violence will be afforded greater EU-wide protection under European Commission proposals voted through by euro-deputies in Strasbourg on Wednesday (22 May). “We want to make sure that ...

EU police agencies reject cost-cutting merger

07.05.13 @ 22:20

The European police college Cepol and the EU police agency Europol both formally rejected on Tuesday (7 May) a proposal by the European Commission to merge the two in a cost cutting measure. Both agency chiefs and their ...

High prison populations result of policy, not crime: study

03.05.13 @ 16:58

Prison populations and overcrowding in member states is linked to sentence length and not to the number of people incarcerated. A study published Friday (3 May) by the Strasbourg-based human rights watchdog Council of ...

EU wants stronger police agency

28.03.13 @ 09:20

The EU police agency in The Hague, Europol, is to see its powers expand and its performance put under stronger oversight under a European Commission proposal set out on Wednesday (27 March). The draft regulation would ...

EU border agency keen to expand Mediterranean Sea surveillance

19.03.13 @ 09:25

Spanning some 2.5 million square kilometres, the Mediterranean Sea remains largely outside the surveillance scope of member states and the Warsaw-based EU border agency Frontex. “We do not know at present what is going ...

Merger of EU police agencies draws opposition

18.02.13 @ 19:31

The European Commission may consider a recommendation to merge the European Police College, Cepol in the UK, with the EU police agency Europol in The Hague. The commission’s spokesperson for home affairs Michele Cercone ...

EU and Israel research crime-stopping drones

07.02.13 @ 09:51

The EU and a large Israeli military contractor are co-funding research to build drones that can stop moving boats and cars. Launched in January, the three-year-long Aeroceptor project, according to its own literature, ...

Criminals steal €1.5 billion from EU credit cards

08.01.13 @ 09:25

EU citizens are losing some €1.5 billion every year as criminals siphon off their money through the fraudulent use of debit and credit cards. A new report released on Monday (7 December) by the EU police agency Europol ...

Europe's cities hit by anti-austerity protests

14.11.12 @ 20:40

Many of Europe's capital cities ground to a halt on Wednesday (14 November) with a series of anti-austerity marches and co-ordinated strikes. The demonstrations, which amount to the biggest pan-European attack on tough ...

EU countries in the dark on human trafficking

24.09.12 @ 17:11

Member states lack reliable data to fully evaluate the scale of human trafficking in the EU the European Commission said on Monday (24 September). "We have so few figures and so few reliable statistics that it is ...

EU data row over police access to asylum seekers' fingerprints

07.09.12 @ 09:05

A row between the European Commission and the EU's data privacy chief has broken out over plans to give police access to biometric data from the fingerprints of asylum seekers. In a bluntly worded 20-page report ...

Police should not be exempt from privacy rules, says EU data chief

21.06.12 @ 13:08

EU data protection chief Peter Hustinx has warned governments not to water down new rules on data protection by excluding police and law authorities from the scope saying that such steps would be "inappropriate." The EU ...

Police can probe asylum fingerprints, commission says

30.05.12 @ 18:00

The European Commission on Wednesday (30 May) proposed to allow law enforcement authorities access to Eurodac, a biometric database of asylum seekers. Set up in 2003, the database is a repository of asylum seeker ...

EU-funded consortium unveils border-control robot

10.05.12 @ 20:12

An EU-co-financed project is aiming to mass-produce autonomous land vehicles designed to stop irregular migrants. Using a €13 million grant from the European Commission's research budget and €7 million of private ...

OpinionCrime reported, victim deported

26.03.12 @ 20:04

The European Parliament is currently discussing the EU victim’s rights directive. This directive aims to ensure that victims of crime have the same level of protection, support and access to justice in all EU countries ...

VideoBelgian unions show solidarity with Greeks

15.02.12 @ 15:36

On Friday 10th February, Greek unions in Athens held a 48-hour general strike after the country's cabinet passed a package of austerity measures demanded by the "troika". To show solidarity, a selection of ...

Organised crime problem dogs EU record on Kosovo

25.01.12 @ 09:08

Four years after the EU's biggest-ever police mission came to Kosovo it has not indicted any top suspects on organised crime, posing questions about its work and the integrity of Kosovo's leaders. Eulex itself is proud ...

VideoThe eurozone crisis through the eyes of the 'indignados'

14.10.11 @ 17:08

While Eurozone leader frantically prepare for next week's crucial summit, members of the 'indignados' movement are organising daily activities to highlight inequalities in today's society.

VideoThe threat of Islamist terrorism in the EU

06.05.11 @ 12:00

On the same week that Osama Bin Laden was killed, Members of the European Parliament, Belgian Conservative Derk Jan Eppink and German Green Franziska Brantner talk together about whether or not islamist terrorism even ...

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