Select Committee on European Union Fifth Report


List of other serious forms of international crime which Europol could deal with in addition to those already provided for in Article 2(2) in compliance with Europol's objective as set out in Article 2(1).

Against life, limb or personal freedom:

  • murder, grievous bodily injury
  • illicit trade in human organs and tissue
  • kidnapping, illegal restraint and hostage-taking
  • racism and xenophobia

Against property or public goods including fraud:

  • organised robbery
  • illicit trafficking in cultural goods, including antiquities and works of art
  • swindling and fraud
  • racketeering and extortion
  • counterfeiting and product piracy
  • forgery of administrative documents and trafficking therein
  • forgery of money and means of payment
  • computer crime
  • corruption

Illegal trading and harm to the environment:

  • illicit trafficking in arms, ammunition and explosives
  • illicit trafficking in endangered animal species
  • illicit trafficking in endangered plant species and varieties
  • environmental crime
  • illicit trafficking in hormonal substances and other growth promoters.

In addition, in accordance with Article 2(2), the act of instructing Europol to deal with one of the forms of crime listed above implies that it is also competent to deal with the related money-laundering activities and the related criminal offences.

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