Exchange of Information on Traffic Violations Affecting the Road Safety in the European Union

AuthorMinodora-Ioana Balan-Rusu
PositionLegal Counselor S.C. SOTIREX S.R.L. Bacau, PhD in progress at Titu Maiorescu University Bucharest, Romania
Legal Sciences
Exchange of Information on Traffic Violations
Affecting the Road Safety in the European Union
Minodora-Ioana Blan-Rusu
Abstract: In this paper we examine th e provisions of European legislative act which provide the exchange of
information between competent authorities at the level of Member States in the field of road safety, the
importance of the research resulting in the need for insuring coope ration at EU level in this area as well. The
conducted research continues others concerning the complex sys tem of cooperation between EU Member
States. The work may be useful to Romanian authorities involved in the enforcement of Europea n legislative
act, and also to those who conduct research in police and judicial cooperation. The results and the essential
contribution of the work, its originality, consist of the general examination of the European legislative act,
critical remarks and proposals of amending and supplementing the current provisions, which can cause
difficulties in practice.
Keywords: police and judicial cooperation; crime; critical opinions
1. Introduction
The achievement of the EU assumed objective of establishing an area of freedom, security and justice
requires an understanding from the Member States of these concepts based on freedom, democracy,
human rights and fundamental freedoms principles and the rule of law. (Rusu, 2010, p. 24)
The legal cooperation in the European Union must be achieved in our opinion on two main directions,
namely the judicial cooperation in criminal, civil or commercial matters and police cooperation.
Judicial cooperation especially in criminal matters cannot be achieved without improving the police
cooperation system between the police authorities of each Member State, as, ultimately, the fulfillment
of all decisions made by the courts or other judicial bodies with powers in the field is performed by the
One of the essential elements of police and judicial cooperation within the European Union is
represented by the mutual recognition of judgments, a principle established in the conclusions of the
European Council meeting which was held in Tampere on 15-16 October 1999 and reaffirmed in the
Hague Programme of 4 to 5 November 2004 for strengthening freedom, security and justice in the
European Union. (Rusu, 2010, p. 24)
The importance of police cooperation at EU level results in concrete tasks of this institution in the
complex activity of preventing and combating crime of all kinds. The Police cooperation in the
European Union is provided in the Treaty of Lisbon, under Title 5, entitled suggestively in this regard
“Police Cooperation”.
Legal Counselor S.C. SOTIREX S.R.L. Bacu, PhD in progress at Titu Maiorescu University Bucharest, Romania,
Address: 70 Dionisie Lupu St., Bucharest, Sector 1, Romania, Tel. 004016507430, Fax: 0040-1-3112297, Corresponding

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