|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 170|
Communication published by the European Commission on 14 April 2021, setting out a new strategy aimed at fighting against organised crime in the European Union (EU) for the period 2021-2025.
The organised crime landscape is characterised by a networked environment where cooperation between criminals is fluid, systematic and driven by a profit-oriented focus. Organised crime groups use their large illegal profits to infiltrate the licit economy and public institutions. The use of violence by criminals involved in organised crime is on the rise in the EU, as is the threat from violent incidents due to the frequent use of firearms or explosives in public spaces.
This strategy builds on past achievements, identifies priority work strands to better protect citizens and the economy from organised crime groups and puts forward medium and long-term actions, to be developed in respect of fundamental rights. It includes actions the aims to:
The strategy is developed in the framework of the EU Security Union Strategy. It constitutes the first dedicated Strategy on organised crime since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Organised Crime, Police | Judicial Cooperation|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|