Q&As on EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking

The new action plan includes new legal and policy tools to tighten and better enforce EU legislation related to wildlife trafficking leading to  more transparency and cooperation with stakeholders, calling for stronger partnership of the EU and its Member States with...

EU: Analytic review of Environmental crime

The corruption related to environmental crime can be so damaging that it creates political instability and entrenches systems of patronage or the elite capture of democratic institutions. While there has been a significant increase in multilateral...

EU on the transparency of crypto asset transfers

EU reaches provisional agreement on transparency of crypto asset transfers. The aim is to introduce an obligation for crypto asset service providers to collect and make accessible certain information about the originator and the beneficiary of the transfers of crypto...

EU on the fight against VAT fraud

The EU Council authorised the opening of negotiations with Norway to strengthen the agreement between the EU and Norway on administrative cooperation, combating fraud and recovery of value added tax (VAT) claims…

MEPs to debate effectiveness of EU sanctions

The participants are expected to discuss several of the latest developments in Ukraine following the Russian invasion launched on 24 February. Members and experts will also take stock of the impact of western sanctions on Russia…