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AT   Austria Implemented   2 Aug 2005

Transposition by Austria of Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence. Statement and competent authorities regarding art. 4 and 9 (languages)

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BE   Belgium Implemented   17 Sep 2006

Transposition by Belgium of Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence. Declaration and competent authorities regarding art. 4 and 9 (languages)

Law of 5 August 2006 concerning the application of the principle of mutual recognition of judicial decision in criminal matters between the Member States of the EU

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BG   Bulgaria Implemented   25 Jul 2006 --

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HR   Croatia Implemented   1 Jul 2013

Notification by Croatia of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders

Act on Judicial Co-operation in Criminal  Matters with Member States' of the European Union, published in Official Gazette No 91/10, 81/13, 124/13

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CY   Cyprus Implemented   25 Jun 2010 -

Amending Law (No. 58(I)/10), of the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Law of 2007

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CZ   Czech Republic Implemented   1 Jul 2006

Transposition by Czech Republic of Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence. Declaration and competent authorities

Act No.104/2013 Coll., on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters Act No. 86/2015 Coll., amending the Act No.279/2003 Coll., on the Freezing of Assets and Property in the Criminal Proceedings and amending further Laws Act No. 55/2017 Coll.,amending the Act No.40/2009 Coll., the Criminal Code (in consolidated version) and the Act No.141/1961 Coll., the Criminal Proceedings Code (in consolidated version) and further Laws

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DK   Denmark Implemented   22 Dec 2004 --

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EE   Estonia Implemented   19 Jun 2008 --

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FI   Finland Implemented   2 Aug 2005

Notification by Finland on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders

540/2005. The law can be found through Finlex using the numbers (www.finlex.fi) which is a national legal database

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FR   France Implemented   4 Jul 2005 -

Act nr. 2005-750

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DE   Germany Implemented   30 Jun 2008

Notification by Germany on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders

Act of 06/06/2008, Federal Gazette – Bundesgesetzblatt I 2008, 995 - Gesetz zur Umsetzung des Rahmenbeschlusses des Rates vom 22. Juli 2003 über die Vollstreckung von Entscheidungen über die Sicherstellung von Vermögensgegenständen oder Beweismitteln in der Europäischen Union

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HU   Hungary Implemented   5 Nov 2005

Notification by Hungary on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders. Competent Authorities

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IE   Ireland Implemented   1 Sep 2008

Notification by Ireland on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders

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IT   Italy Implemented   26 Mar 2016

Notification by Italy on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders. Competent Authorities and languages

Link to Legislative Decree 15 february 2016, n. 35

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LV   Latvia Implemented   1 Jan 2008

Notification by Latvia on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders. Competent Authorities and languages

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LT   Lithuania Implemented   21 Jul 2007

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LU   Luxembourg Planned   process ongoing -

Projet de loi n° 6250 1) relative à l’application du principe de reconnaissance mutuelle aux décisions de gel de biens ou d’éléments de preuve et 2) portant modification du Code d’instruction criminelle. Dépôt le 14 février 2011; procédure législative en cours.

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MT   Malta Implemented   7 Dec 2007 -

Freezing Orders (Execution in the European Union) Regulations, S.L. 9.13 (Criminal Code-Cap.9)

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NL   Netherlands Implemented   1 Aug 2005

Notification by Netherlands on the Competent Authorities regarding the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders

Notification by Netherlands on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders. Accepted languages

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PL   Poland Implemented   2 Aug 2005

Notification by Poland on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders

New Chapters added to the Criminal Procedure Code – 62a and 62b

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PT   Portugal Implemented   5 Jun 2009 -

Law 25/2009 of 5 June

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RO   Romania Implemented   13 Nov 2008

Notification by Romania on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders. 2008

Notification on the implementation of the Freezing Orders FD by Romania. 2014

Law no. 302/2004 on international judicial cooperation in criminal matters, as amended and supplemented by Law no. 224/2006, Law no. 222/2008 and Law no. 300/2013

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SK   Slovakia Implemented   1 Jan 2006

Declaration by the Slovak Republic regarding Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence. Art. 9 (3). Pdf

Notification by Slovakia on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders. Accepted languages. Czech. Pdf

Act no 650/2005 Coll. of 13/12/2005 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence

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SI   Slovenia Implemented   25 Nov 2007

Notification by Slovenia on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders. Competent Authorities and languages. 2008

Notification of New Act implementing Freezing Orders FD by Slovenia and language regime. pdf

Act on International Co-operation in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia on 23rd May 2013 - In force on 20/09/2013

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ES   Spain Implemented   7 Jun 2006

Notifications made by Spain in relation to various Framework Decisions. Freezing Orders. Pdf

Spanish Law 23/2014, of 20 November of mutual recognition of criminal decisions in the European Union. This law is in force from 11/12/2014 and withdraws Ley 18/2006 on Freezing Orders

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SE   Sweden Implemented   1 Jul 2005

Information from Sweden concerning implementation of Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence

Notification by Sweden on the implementation of the Framework Decision on Freezing Orders. Competent Authorities

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UK   United Kingdom Implemented  

Notification on the partial implementation of the Freezing Orders FD by United Kingdom. 2010

Notification on the implementation of the Freezing Orders FD by United Kingdom. 2015. PDF

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