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Organised crime in the European Union

Written by Piotr Bąkowski It is impossible to measure accurately the socio-economic cost of crime. However, the estimates available invariably quote very high figures, which lead to reflection in times of financial crisis and austerity. Numerous organised crime groups are active in the EU, often with cross-border reach and multi-ethnic composition. There is a clear … Continue reading

The revision of EU anti-money laundering tools

Following developments in international anti-money laundering (AML) standards, the European Commission has proposed to revise two major EU instruments in order to strengthen the AML framework and, at the same time, make it more flexible. EU anti-money laundering efforts in the international context Non-binding, but universally recognised recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (or … Continue reading

La confiscation des produits du crime dans l’UE

2 language versions available in PDF format English version: Confiscation of the proceeds of crime in the EU German version: Einziehung der Erträge aus Straftaten in der EU La confiscation des avoirs d’origine criminelle est nécessaire à la prévention et à la lutte contre la criminalité organisée. À l’échelle internationale, des conventions des Nations Unies et du … Continue reading

Action de l’UE visant à réduire le commerce illicite du tabac

English version: EU action to reduce illicit trade in tobacco products Le commerce illicite des produits du tabac prive l’Union européenne (UE) et les États membres de recettes douanières et fiscales considérables. Cette activité criminelle particulièrement lucrative sape en outre les politiques de santé publique, menace les entreprises légales et participe au financement du crime organisé. La coopération internationale en matière de lutte contre … Continue reading

Lutte de l’UE contre le commerce illicite du tabac

Le commerce illicite des produits du tabac prive l’Union européenne (UE) et les États membres de recettes douanières et fiscales considérables. Cette activité criminelle particulièrement lucrative sape en outre les politiques de santé publique, menace les entreprises légales et participe au financement du crime organisé. La coopération internationale en matière de lutte contre ce problème … Continue reading

US law enforcement in the fight against organised crime

The United States has a long history of dealing with organised crime. Specific federal laws have been adopted and a number of government agencies set up to tackle various aspects of such criminal activities. Federal law enforcement agencies have played an important role in dealing with organised crime and drug-trafficking organisations, with drugs addressed separately … Continue reading

Combating money laundering: EU law in an international context

Money laundering is a global phe­no­menon, the scope of which cannot be reliably estimated. It takes a plethora of forms, cha­racterised by varying degrees of sophistica­tion. Prevention is a crucial element of anti-money laundering (AML) actions, which are not only in the domain of the state, but have increasingly involved the private sector. Checks on … Continue reading

Italian legislation on organised crime, corruption and money laundering

Italy is the location of one of five criminal hubs in the EU, according to Europol. The Italian State has developed an extensive corpus of legislation and administrative measures to prevent, combat and disrupt the activities of criminal networks such as Mafia, Camorra, ‘Ndrangheta, and Sacra Corona Unita. Key elements of Italian law in this … Continue reading

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