EU: Council of the European Union: Draft Council Conclusions on the fight against crimes committed by mobile (itinerant) criminal groups


EU: Council of the European Union: Draft Council Conclusions on the fight against crimes committed by mobile (itinerant) criminal groups (dated 5 November 2010, pdf) The Council expresses tacit backing for France in its row with the Commission over the expulsion of Roma people with the full force of Europol, the EU Internal Security Strategy and Joint Investigation Teams (JITs) to be deployed. The latest version includes involving non-governmental organisations "reporting threats arising in their surrounding" and, at the suggestion of France, the "criminal misuse and anonymous use of telecommunications" See: EU doc 12694/4/08 (pdf)

See: Council of the European Union intervenes in the France-Roma controversy - proposing the targeting of "mobile (itinerant) criminal groups": "itinerant"=travellers=Roma

"The EU already has in place a multitude of measures to combat organised crime including criminal groups "internationally active" starting in 1998 and updated in the Council Framework Decision on the fight against organised crime of 2008. Europol also has a major role in targeting EU-wide organised crime. The proposed Council Conclusions are clearly intended to supplement current measures by the inclusion of the term "itinerant" which means travellers-Roma."

 

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