EU: EUROPEAN INVESTIGATION ORDER: Council of the European Union

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This nearly final "compromise" between the Council and the European Parliament manages to suggest the 'correct' interpretation of all of human rights clauses in the pre-Lisbon measures. However, the impression is that the EP had to trade off this improvement against all the improvements that it wanted to make concerning covert investigations, telephone interception etc.

See the text: Initiative of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Estonia, the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Slovenia and the Kingdom of Sweden for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding the European Investigation Order in criminal matters - Approval of a package of the main elements in the file in view of its final agreement (pdf).

See also the European Parliament's "Orientation Vote" setting out its negotiating position before entering secret trilogue meetings with the Council: EIO position (8.5.12, pdf)

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