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.