Parliamentary questions
18 December 2014
Question for oral answer O-000102/2014
to the Commission
Rule 128
Laura Ferrara, Isabella Adinolfi, Marco Affronte, Laura Agea, Daniela Aiuto, Jan Philipp Albrecht, Margrete Auken, Tiziana Beghin, David Borrelli, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Alberto Cirio, Ignazio Corrao, Rosa D'Amato, Pascal Durand, Eleonora Evi, Eleonora Forenza, Sven Giegold, Ingeborg Gräßle, Ivan Jakovčić, Benedek Jávor, Philippe Lamberts, Ulrike Lunacek, Barbara Matera, Giulia Moi, Alessandra Mussolini, Notis Marias, Piernicola Pedicini, Salvatore Domenico Pogliese, Michèle Rivasi, Petri Sarvamaa, Jordi Sebastià, Davor Škrlec, Igor Šoltes, Barbara Spinelli, Bart Staes, Dario Tamburrano, Josep-Maria Terricabras, Ernest Urtasun, Ivo Vajgl, Marco Valli, Marco Zanni, Marco Zullo

 Subject: European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption

On 23 October 2013 Parliament adopted a resolution on organised crime, corruption and money laundering(1). In the light of this, can the Commission clarify:

1. whether cases of systemic and large-scale corruption affecting EU financial interests have emerged, whether they have been prosecuted and, if so, what the results were;

2. whether measures have been taken to identify and punish the so-called emerging crimes described in paragraph 125 of the aforementioned resolution;

3. the state of the art concerning the publication of the scoreboard on the implementation in the Member States of EU legislation to combat organised crime;

4. whether within the framework of the European action plan against organised crime, corruption and money laundering for the period 2014-2019, there are plans to:

a) take legislative action to provide minimum standards based on Article 83 TFEU for introducing a definition of organised crime (including the crime of involvement in a mafia-type organisation);

b) regulate the confiscation of crime-related proceeds linked to organised crime, even in the absence of a final judgement;

c) take effective measures to combat counterfeiting, piracy and cybercrime;

d) introduce provisions for the delay or omission of capture, arrest or detention when necessary for obtaining important evidence or for the identification or capture of those responsible for crimes related to drug trafficking.

(1) Texts adopted, P7_TA(2013)0444.

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