Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono today announced the successful conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Judgment in Case T-61/16
On 5 December 2017 the Spanish Guardia Civil, with support from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova, the Bulgarian Police of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Guard Police, the Greek Police, and Europol, arrested 18 members of a criminal organisation for manufacturing more than two million cigarettes per day.
Agenda items include energy & climate and environment, digital, trade, transport and general policy items.
More than 19 million cigarettes were seized during a Joint Customs Operation (JCO) coordinated by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Estonian Customs Administration, involving 14 European Union Member States, FRONTEX and EUROPOL. A secure communication system was used to connect all participants in real time – a key factor for the success of the operation.
October 2017 compared with September 2017