Migration and Home Affairs

'Asset Recovery Offices': an important tool to go after criminals' money

The Commission adopted today a report on the functioning of 'Asset Recovery Offices' set up by Member States to fight organised crime. By identifying illegally acquired assets on their national territory and by facilitating the exchange of relevant information at European level, these Offices help depriving criminals from their criminal profits.This year the Commission will propose further measures to enable even faster tracing of assets derived from crime across the EU.

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Tuesday, 12 April, 2011