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Council Decision 2008/616/JHA of 23 June 2008 on the implementation of Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime

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Council Decision 2008/616/JHA

of 23 June 2008

on the implementation of Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to Article 33 of Council Decision 2008/615/JHA(1),

Having regard to the initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament(2),

Whereas:

(1) On 23 June 2008 the Council adopted Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime.

(2) By means of Decision 2008/615/JHA, the basic elements of the Treaty of 27 May 2005 between the Kingdom of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Austria on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism, cross-border crime and illegal migration (hereinafter the Prüm Treaty), were transposed into the legal framework of the European Union.

(3) Article 33 of Decision 2008/615/JHA provides that the Council is to adopt the measures necessary to implement Decision 2008/615/JHA at the level of the Union in accordance with the procedure laid down in the second sentence of Article 34(2)(c) of the Treaty on European Union. These measures are to be based on the Implementing Agreement of 5 December 2006 concerning the administrative and technical implementation and application of the Prüm Treaty.

(4) This Decision establishes those common normative provisions which are indispensable for administrative and technical implementation of the forms of cooperation set out in Decision 2008/615/JHA. The Annex to this Decision contains implementing provisions of a technical nature. In addition, a separate Manual, containing exclusively factual information to be provided by the Member States, will be drawn up and kept up to date by the General Secretariat of the Council.

(5) Having regard to technical capabilities, routine searches of new DNA profiles will in principle be carried out by means of single searches, and appropriate solutions for this will be found at the technical level,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

(1)

See page 1 of this Official Journal.

(2)

Opinion of 21 April 2008 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

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