GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE CRIMINAL LAW IN EU LEGISLATION

At the end of 2009, the Council adopted Conclusions setting out “Model Provisions, guiding the Council’s criminal law deliberations” to be used by the EU legislator when inserting criminal law provisions into EU legislative instruments adopted in pursuit of EU policies (e.g. environmental protection) The idea is to have agreed positions on contentious issues that arise repeatedly, e.g. the definition of intent, or what constitutes criminal behaviour.http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/jha/111543.pdf


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