1. to analyse and evaluate the extent of organised crime, corruption and money laundering and its impact on the Union and its Member States and to propose appropriate measures to enable the Union to forestall and counter these threats, including at international, European and national level;
2. to analyse and evaluate the current implementation of Union legislation on organised crime, corruption and money laundering, and related policies, in order to ensure that Union law and policies are evidence-based and supported by the best available threat assessments, as well as to monitor their compatibility with fundamental rights in accordance with Articles 2 and 6 of the Treaty on European Union, in particular the rights set out in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and the principles underpinning the Union’s external action, in particular those set out in Article 21 of the Treaty;
3. to examine and scrutinise the implementation of the role and activities of the Union home affairs agencies (such as Europol, the COSI and Eurojust) working on matters relating to organised crime, corruption and money laundering, and related security policies;
4. to address the issues referred to in its resolution of 25 October 2011 on organised crime in the European Union, and notably paragraph 15 thereof, as well as in its resolution of 15 September 2011on the EU’s efforts to combat corruption;
5. to these ends, to establish the necessary contacts, make visits and hold hearings with the European Union institutions and with the international, European and national institutions, the national parliaments and governments of the Member States and of third countries, and representatives of the scientific community, business and civil society, as well as grassroots actors, victims’ organisations, the officials involved in the daily fight against organised crime, corruption and money laundering, such as law enforcement agencies, judges and magistrates, and civil society actors who promote a culture of legality in difficult areas.
Welcome to the website of the CRIM Special Committee
The Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (CRIM) was set up in March 2012 further to the adoption, on 25 October 2011, of the European Parliament resolution on organised crime, for which I was rapporteur.
CRIM's term of office will last for one year and may be renewed for a further six months. Its purpose is both to study and analyse these criminal activities and to draw up a comprehensive, structured plan to combat them at EU level.
Organised crime, mafias and criminal systems pose a real threat to the security and freedom of European citizens. It is for that reason that the European Parliament, in setting up this special committee, has included the fight against these criminal activities among the priorities of the agenda of the EU and its Member States.
CRIM plans to invite the various institutions, international and EU organisations and national investigation and judicial authorities to sit around the same table with a view to developing an integrated and comprehensive strategy to effectively combat criminal systems and related activities, such as corruption and money laundering.