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Parliamentary questions
5 January 2018
E-000015-18
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Ivo Belet (PPE)

 Subject:  European cooperation in the fight against criminal motorcycle gangs
 Answer(s) 

In late 2017, with immediate effect, a court in the Netherlands banned the Bandidos motorcycle club on the ground that it constituted a threat to public order and society because it was involved in drugs trafficking, firearms possession, acts of violence, extortion, assaults and intimidation.

The judgment extends to the entire international organisation; in future, because that too has been banned, the club will not be permitted to operate at all in the Netherlands.

How does the EU coordinate action in Member States — operations and prosecutions — against such clubs, many of which also operate across borders?

What additional measures will be taken in the Member States to tackle this growing phenomenon speedily, firmly and consistently?

Original language of question: NL 
Last updated: 12 January 2018Legal notice