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Commission adopts measures to protect against money laundering and terrorist financing from high risk third countries
Commission strengthens transparency rules to tackle terrorism financing, tax avoidance and money laundering
New rules on the protection of the euro and other currencies against counterfeiting apply as of today
Ministers from the EU Member States have adopted new rules that will guarantee the presumption of innocence of anyone accused or suspected of a crime by the police or justice authorities. The Directive also ensures that everyone benefits from the right to be present at their trial.
The European Parliament has today confirmed its support to the Commission’s proposal for a European Public Prosecutor’s Office to protect taxpayers’ money throughout the EU (IP/13/709).
European Day for victims of crime: Commission takes action to make improved victims’ rights a reality
Common rules on matters related to detention, adopted unanimously by Member States, have been implemented only in around half of the EU's 28 countries, according to a new European Commission report released today.
Statement by Vice-President Reding and Commissioner Barnier on European Parliament's vote to approve criminal sanctions for market abuse directive
European Public Prosecutor’s Office: Commission analyses opinions submitted by national parliaments under the subsidiarity scrutiny procedure
Building Trust in Justice Systems in Europe: 'Assises de la Justice' forum to shape the future of EU Justice Policy
Protecting taxpayers' money: European Parliament committee endorses Commission proposal to fight fraud against the EU budget
Protecting taxpayers’ money against fraud: Commission proposes European Public Prosecutor's Office and reinforces OLAF procedural guarantees
Commission proposes European Public Prosecutor's Office and reform of Eurojust to protect the financial interests of the EU
Today, the European Commission is taking action to improve Union-wide prosecution of criminals who defraud EU taxpayers by establishing a European Public Prosecutor's Office. Its exclusive task will be to investigate and prosecute and, where relevant, bring to judgement – in the Member States' courts - crimes affecting the EU budget. The European Public Prosecutor's Office will be an independent institution, subject to democratic oversight.
In parallel to the creation of the European Public Prosecutor's Office, the Commission is proposing a reform of the European Union’s Agency for criminal justice cooperation (Eurojust) and presenting a Communication on the governance of the EU Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).
Another piece of the procedural rights puzzle to fall into place: Parliamentary committee votes to back Commission proposal on access to a lawyer
Commission welcomes breakthrough on its proposal to guarantee citizens’ rights to access a lawyer and on the right to communicate upon arrest
This by-invitation-only conference will examine the Commission’s proposals for expanded judicial training facilities and for monitoring progress.
The European Commission is carrying out a study to assess the impact of various ways to strengthen the right of suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings to be presumed innocent.
Strengthening mutual trust in the European judicial area - A Green Paper on the application of EU criminal justice legislation in the field of detention.
The summary of replies has been published.
Putting Victims first: Commission welcomes European Parliament vote to improve rights for 75 million crime victims
The Euronews episode of Right On focuses on victims' rights in the EU: Efforts are underway in Europe to make sure that victims do not also become victims of the system.
Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner Amended Proposal for a Directive on Criminal Sanctions for Insider Dealing and Market Manipulation Joint ...
Protecting taxpayers' money: Commission proposes to strengthen use of criminal law against fraudsters
Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner Protecting the EU's financial interests through criminal law Reding – Šemeta press conference/Brussels...
Criminal misuse of EU funds puts the EU's objectives of growth and jobs at stake. Throughout the EU, every euro counts. Proposed new rules will fight fraud against the EU budget by means of criminal law to better safeguard taxpayers' money.
Victims' rights: EU Justice Commissioner Reding welcomes double vote of support from European Parliamentarians
Developing a coherent EU Criminal Policy in line with Fundamental Rights: Commission gathers high-level experts
GREEN PAPER. Strengthening mutual trust in the European judicial area - A Green Paper on the application of EU criminal justice legislation in the field of detention.
75 million Europeans each year become victims of crime. The European Union is guaranteeing their right to support, protection and access to justice. Wherever you are in the EU. Also, 8 million Europeans a year are accused or suspected of a crime. The EU is defending their rights to a fair trial: guaranteeing the right to information, translation and interpretation, access to a lawyer, and to contact their family and consulate when in another EU country.
Investors who trade on inside information and manipulate markets by spreading false information or rumours may face sanctions under proposed EU-wide rules.
Towards a reasonable use of criminal law to better enforce EU rules and help protect taxpayers' money
Throughout the EU, more than 75 million people are victims of serious crime every year. The following factsheets provide guidance for victims to safeguard their rights.