Fighting Organized Crime in the EU: A New Era with the Lisbon Treaty and the Stockholm Programme

Issue & Policy Briefs March 29, 2010, No. 23

The EU´s actions to counter transnational organized crime have paved the way for a process aimed at harmonizing and unifying national structures on legal matters in order to combat transnational crime. This brief will outline novelties relevant for the prevention and fight against organized crime as presented in the recently ratified Lisbon Treaty and the Stockholm Programme.