Environmental crime

Proposal from Denmark (OJ 2000 C 39/1; later version in Council doc. 10031/01, 15 June 2001; text sent to EP for reconsultation in Council doc. 15525/01, 20 Dec. 2001)
Background replaced Joint Action proposed prior to May 1999 but not adopted; related to Council of Europe Convention on this issue; Commission proposal on same subject (part 5 below) was rejected by Council working group but certain amendments took account of Commission proposal
EP committee Di Lello Finuoli report A5-0178/2000 approved; di Lello Finuoli report on reconsultation adopted 19 Mar. 2002 (A5-0080/02)
EP plenary vote in favour July 2000 (OJ 2001 C 121/494); reconsultation vote in favour with preference for proposed directive, 9 Apr. 2002 (OJ 2003 C 127 E/137)
Council debate on principle held at JHA Council, 28 Sep. 2000; most delegations favoured EU measure on this issue; political agreement, 15/16 Mar. 2001 JHA Council; EP had to be reconsulted on text; adopted as 'A' point by External Relations Council, 27 Jan. 2003: Framework Decision 2003/80/JHA
Court of Justice legality challenged by Commission (annulment action announced, 31 Mar. 2003; Case C-176/03; hearing 5 April 2005; Opinion of 26 May 2005 and judgment of 13 Sept. 2005 supported Commission; Framework Decision annulled by Court of Justice)


Further reading

  • SEMDOC: Commission proposal for Directive on environmental crime
  • Public register of EU Council Documents: environmental crime

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