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AT   Austria Implemented   1 Jul 2007

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Austria. Competent authorities

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BE   Belgium Implemented   14 Apr 2012

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Belgium

Law of 5 August 2006 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition of judicial decisions in criminal matters between the member states of the European Union, as amended by the laws of 26 November 2011 and 19 March 2012

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BG   Bulgaria Implemented   27 Feb 2010 -

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HR   Croatia Implemented   1 Jul 2013

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Croatia

Act on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters with Member States of the European Union of 14 July 2010 (came into force on Croatia’s accession to EU on 1 July 2013, Official Gazzette No 91/10, 81/13, 124/13)

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CY   Cyprus Implemented   31 Dec 2007 -

Ratification Law No.179(I) of 2007

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CZ   Czech Republic Implemented   1 Jan 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Czech Republic. 3 June 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Czech Republic. 20 July 2010

Act No.104/2013 Coll., on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters – came into effect on 01/01/2014. Act No. 105/2013 Coll., amending further Acts in relation to adoption of the Act on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters Act No. 418/2011 Coll., on Criminal Liability of Legal Persons and Proceedings against Them

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DK   Denmark Implemented   1 Jan 2005 --

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EE   Estonia Implemented   28 Jul 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Estonia

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FI   Finland Implemented   22 Mar 2007

231/2007. 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   3 May 2007 -

Adoption of legislation 5/03/2007 and 03/05/2007

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DE   Germany Implemented   28 Oct 2010

Act of 18/10/2010, Federal Gazette – Bundesgesetzblatt 2010 I, 1408 - Gesetz zur Umsetzung des Rahmenbeschlusses 2005/214/JI des Rates vom 24. Februar 2005 über die Anwendung des Grundsatzes der gegenseitigen Anerkennung von Geldstrafen und Geldbußen

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GR   Greece Implemented   5 Apr 2018 -

Law 4531/2018

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HU   Hungary Implemented   12 Apr 2007

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Hungary. 11 February 2009

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Hungary. 24 February 2009

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IE   Ireland Planned   process ongoing -

Transposition measures are included in the Criminal Justice Mutual Assistance (Amendment) Bill which is expected to be enacted later this year.

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IT   Italy Implemented   27 Mar 2016

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Italy

Legislative Decree 15 february 2016, n. 37

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LV   Latvia Implemented   29 Jul 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Latvia

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LT   Lithuania Implemented   5 Mar 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Lithuania. 16 October 2008

Revised information about the institutions which are competent under the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties in accordance with the national law of the Republic of Lithuania. 16 November 2012. Pdf

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LU   Luxembourg Implemented   12 Mar 2010

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Luxembourg

Loi du 23 février 2010 relative à l’application du principe de reconnaissance mutuelle aux sanctions pécuniaires. Publication Mem. A 31 du 9 mars 2010.

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MT   Malta Implemented   16 Oct 2009

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Malta

Financial Penalties (Execution in the European Union). Regulations - LN 268 of 2009, S.L. 9.14, (Criminal Code –Cap.9);
The legislation entered into force on 06/11/2009 and started to apply to decisions issued after the 22/03/2007

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NL   Netherlands Implemented   1 Dec 2007

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Netherlands. 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Netherlands. 2009

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PL   Poland Implemented   12 Dec 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Poland

New Chapters added to the Criminal Procedure Code – 66a and 66b

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PT   Portugal Implemented   1 Nov 2009 --

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RO   Romania Implemented   13 Nov 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Romania. 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Romania. 2009

Competent authorities under art. 2 of FD on Financial Penalties. Romania

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 Aug 2011

Act no 183/2011 Coll. of 01/06/2011 on mutual recognition and execution of financial penalties

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SI   Slovenia Implemented   25 Oct 2007

Notification of New Act implementing Financial Penalties FD by Slovenia. 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 20/09/2015

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ES   Spain Implemented   24 Dec 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Spain. 2009

Notifications made by Spain in relation to various Framework Decisions. Financial Penalties. Competent Authorities. 2015. 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 1/2008 on Financial Penalties

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SE   Sweden Implemented   1 Jan 2010

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Financial Penalties by Sweden

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UK   United Kingdom Implemented   1 Oct 2009 -

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