Protection of the environment through criminal law

Types: Briefing
Published: 14 March 2022
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Environmental crime is the third largest crime in the world only falling short of illegal drug trafficking and counterfeiting crimes. Europe as a global trade force is a major hub for organized environmental crime, but Member States are ill equipped to tackle European wide environmental crime effectively.

This briefing note presents the EEB’s perspectives on the proposed revision of the Environmental Crime Directive.

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