The Cost of Non-Europe in the Area of Organised Crime

CEPS Paper in Liberty and Security in Europe, No. 90

147 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2016

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Sergio Carrera

Centre for European Policy Studies

Elspeth Guild

Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law; Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Lina Vosyliūtė

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Amandine Scherrer

The Open University - Centre for Conflict Studies, Liberty and Security (CCLS)

Valsamis Mitsilegas

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Date Written: April 6, 2016

Abstract

This Research Paper examines the costs of non-Europe in the field of organised crime. It provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the main legal/ethical, socio-political and economic costs and benefits of the EU in policies on organised crime. It offers an in-depth examination of the transformative contribution that the EU has made, in terms of investigation, prosecution and efficiency, to transborder operational activities and the protection of its citizens’ rights. Finally, it seeks to answer the questions of what are the costs and benefits of European cooperation and what forms of cooperation would bring more European added value.

CEPS Papers in Liberty and Security in Europe offer the views and critical reflections of CEPS researchers and external collaborators on key policy discussions surrounding the construction of the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The series encompasses policy-oriented and interdisciplinary academic studies and comment on the implications of Justice and Home Affairs policies inside Europe and elsewhere in the world. The study has been undertaken at the request of the Impact Assessment Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS) of the General Secretariat of the European Parliament.

Keywords: organised crime, non-Europe, EU, European cooperation

Suggested Citation

Carrera, Sergio and Guild, Elspeth and Vosyliūtė, Lina and Scherrer, Amandine and Mitsilegas, Valsamis, The Cost of Non-Europe in the Area of Organised Crime (April 6, 2016). CEPS Paper in Liberty and Security in Europe, No. 90. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2766222

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