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only limited consultation necessary on freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime March 30, 2012

Posted by Bradley in : consultation , trackback

That is what the EU Commission seems to think. The explanatory memorandum for the recent proposal for a directive on freezing and confiscation of the proceeds of crime states:

The proposal has been prepared in accordance with the Commission’s better regulation principles. Minimum standards for consultation of interested parties have been met in the preparation of this proposal and the impact assessment.
Wide consultations and discussions with experts were carried out in the Camden Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network Plenary meeting (September 2010) and in eight meetings of the EU informal Asset Recovery Offices’ Platform between 2009 and 2011.
No open Internet consultation was carried out, as confiscation is a specialised topic where limited expertise is available. Contacts were established with civil society, notably with organisations promoting legality, the fight against organised crime and the protection of the victims of crime.

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