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AT   Austria Implemented   1 Jul 2007

Notification of Austria. Confiscation Orders FD. Implementation and Competent Authorities

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BE   Belgium Implemented   14 Apr 2012

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decisions on Confiscation Orders and 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

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Bulgaria

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HR   Croatia Implemented   1 Jul 2013

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders 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   25 Jun 2010 -

Amending law of the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Law of 2007

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CZ   Czech Republic Implemented   1 Jan 2009

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Czech Republic

Amendment to the notification and declaration made by the Czech Republic in relation to the relevant provisions of Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders

Act No.104/2013 Coll., on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters(in consolidated version), 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. 218/2003 Coll., on Juvenile Justice (in consolidated version), 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   1 Jan 2005 -

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EE   Estonia Implemented   1 Jan 2015 -

Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code, mainly to the Chapter 19

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FI   Finland Implemented   24 Nov 2008

Council Framework Decisions on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscation orders and on the application of the principle of the mutual recognition to financial penalties - Correction of contact details

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

222/2008. 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   9 Jul 2010 --

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DE   Germany Implemented   22 Oct 2009

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

Act of 02/10/2009, Federal Gazette – Bundesgesetzblatt 2009 I, 3214 - Gesetz zur Umsetzung des Rahmenbeschlusses 2006/783/JI des Rates vom 6. Oktober 2006 über die Anwendung des Grundsatzes der gegenseitigen Anerkennung auf Einziehungsentscheidungen und des Rahmenbeschlusses 2008/675/JI des Rates vom 24. Juli 2008 zur Berücksichtigung der in anderen Mitgliedstaaten der Europäischen Union ergangenen Verurteilungen in einem neuen Strafverfahren (Umsetzungsgesetz Rahmenbeschlüsse Einziehung und Vorverurteilungen) vom 2. Oktober 2009

Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code, mainly to the Chapter 19.

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GR   Greece Implemented   ---
HU   Hungary Implemented   8 Jan 2009 --

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IE   Ireland Planned   process ongoing

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Ireland. Pdf

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Ireland. Word

95% implemented in Criminal Justice (Mutual Legal Assistance) Act 2008. Some amendments required to provide for dual criminality provisions will be included in Mutual Assistance (Amendment). Bill which is expected to be enacted later this year.

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IT   Italy Implemented   17 Sep 2015

Notification by Italy and declarations related to the Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA on confiscation orders

Legislative Decree 137 of 7 August 2015

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LV   Latvia Implemented   14 Jul 2009 -

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LT   Lithuania Implemented   21 Mar 2013

Notification Confiscation Orders, Lithuania. Implementation and Competent Authorities. Pdf

Code of Criminal Procedure of the Republic of Lithuania and rules on the transmission of confiscation orders

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LU   Luxembourg Planned   process ongoing -

Projet de loi en cours d’élaboration

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MT   Malta Implemented   22 Oct 2010

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Malta

Confiscation Orders (Execution in the European Union). Regulations, S.L. 9.15- (Criminal Code – Cap 9). It applies to decisions issued after 24/11/2008.

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NL   Netherlands Implemented   1 Jun 2009

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Netherlands

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PL   Poland Implemented   5 Feb 2009

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

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PT   Portugal Implemented   31 Aug 2009 -

Law 88/2009 of 31 August

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RO   Romania Implemented   13 Nov 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Romania. 1 January 2008

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Romania. 24 february 2009

Competent authorities under art. 3 of FD on Confiscation Orders. 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 Jan 2017

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Slovakia

Implemented by the act No. 316/2016 Coll., legally binding since 1 January 2017

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SI   Slovenia Implemented   25 Oct 2007

Implementation of Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscation orders by Slovenia. pdf

Notification of New Act implementing Confiscation Orders 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   11 Mar 2010

Implementation of Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscation orders by Spain. 21 January 2011

Implementation of Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscation orders by Spain. 25 January 2011

Notifications made by Spain in relation to various Framework Decisions. Confiscation Orders. 2015. Pdf

Notification of the implementation of the Framework Decision on Confiscation Orders by Spain. 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 4/2010 on Confiscation Orders

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SE   Sweden Implemented   1 Jul 2011

Implementation of Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscation orders: information in accordance with Article 3 and declarations in accordance with Articles 7(5) and 19(2)

Implementation of Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA of 6  October 2006 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to  confiscation orders. 2014

Article 2(d)(iv) of the Framework Decision, in force from 01/07/2014

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UK   United Kingdom Implemented   3 Dec 2014

Notification of United Kingdom. Confiscation Orders FD. Implementation and Competent Authorities. PDF

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