In absentia trials

Initiative by Slovenia, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia, UK and Germany: Council doc. 5213/08, 14 Jan. 2008; OJ 2008 C 52/1
Background amends Framework Decisions on the EAW, recognition of financial penalties, confiscation orders, the transfer of prisoners and recognition of probation and parole orders
EP committee vote 24 June 2008; Franca is rapporteur (A6-0285/2008)
EP plenary plenary vote 2 Sep. 2008
Council working group discussions started Feb. 2008; discussion at April 2008 JHA Council; general approach at June 2008 JHA Council; OJ 2008 C 52/1 ; adopted by JHA Council, 26 Feb. 2009; Framework Decision 2009/299/JHA
Deadline to apply 28 Mar. 2011 (Art. 8(1)); can be extended to 1 Jan. 2014 (Art. 8(3))


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