EU Council backs specialist units for green crime

EU member states have proposed setting up specialist police and legal units to tackle environmental crime after UNEP and Interpol highlighted it as a “growing threat” to peace and security

EU member states have proposed setting up specialist police and legal units to tackle environmental crime after UNEP and Interpol highlighted it as a “growing threat” to peace and security.

Law enforcement authorities across the bloc should be given “sufficient capacity” to investigate and deal with crimes such as wildlife trafficking and illegal waste disposal, EU justice ministers said in the conclusions of a Council meeting last Thursday (8 December).

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