Cooperation Agreement between the European Central Bank and Europol for Combating Euro Counterfeiting. Some Critical Opinions

AuthorBogdan Birzu
PositionAssistant Professor, PhD, 'Dimitrie Cantemir' University of Bucharest, Romania
Pages84-93
ACTA UNIVERSITATIS DANUBIUS Vol. 12, no. 2/2016
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Cooperation Agreement between the
European Central Bank and Europol for
Combating Euro Counterfeiting. Some
Critical Opinions
Bogdan BIRZU
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Abstract: Within this paper there has been examined the agreement between the European Police
Office (Europol) and the European Central Bank (ECB) for preventing and combating euro
counterfeiting, focusing on certain provisions which take into account the aim and the exchange of
information between the two European institutions. The novelty of this paper relates to the achieved
examination, where it is highlighted the importance of European legal instrument and the critical
opinions and proposals for improving the agreement. The paper can be useful to academics and
practitioners who conduct their activity within this area.
Keywords: Crime; exchange of information; databases; applications for assistance
1. Preliminary Issues. Europol and its Powers
Providing a space of freedom, security and justice, an objective set by the EU is not
possible without concrete and also simultaneously action in two main directions.
The first direction regards the adoption of normative acts to ensure judicial
cooperation in criminal matters between Member States, and the second one involves
the establishment of European institutions with concrete tasks of preventing and
combating cross-border crime.
Among the European institutions with concrete tasks on preventing and combating
crime, by emphasizing the specific activities of judicial cooperation in criminal
matters between Members responsible in the field of European Union, we refer to
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Assistant Professor, PhD, “Dimitrie Cantemir” University of Bucharest, Romania, Address: 176
Splaiul Unirii, Bucharest 030134, Romania, Tel.: +4021 330 8931, Corresponding author:
birzu_bogdan@yahoo.com.
AUDJ, vol. 12, no. 2/2016, pp. 84-93

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