Migration and Home Affairs

The fight against trafficking of firearms stepped up

The new EU legislation on control of export, import and transit of firearms has been adopted today. The legislation makes it harder for arms trafficking to take place.
Illegal firearms' trade generates about US$ 240 million per year globally. This amount reflects only part of the real threat posed by arms trafficking which often involves other serious crimes such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, or corruption.

For more information:

  • IP/12/225 : Council adopts Commission proposal to combat trafficking of firearms
Thursday, 8 March, 2012