A spate of recent terrorist attacks prompted the European Commission (EC) to publish the measures earlier than initially planned.
Rare tortoise species can be worth up to €30,000 when sold on the black market.
The criminal group had sold more than 26,000 counterfeit banknotes worth €1.3 million
Lacote was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud in an organised gang, death threats and participation in an association of criminals. Van Acker was given two years as an accomplice.
In total, an estimated €117 million worth of food and drink was seized
25,000 Greek and Roman archaeological items worth over €40 million were seized.
The EU's police agency says an investigation with Spanish police uncovered a Europe-wide scam trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption.
There were fewer terrorist attacks on the European mainland last year. But people travelling to Syria to engage in the conflict there are getting
Buying guns, stolen credit cards or even suicide kits is getting easier as hidden online stores become more sophisticated, it’s been claimed.
Fraud in the food market has been the target of a massive global operation, with the seizure of 230 million euros worth of fake food and drinks.
Europe's police agency says further attacks are likely in the near future and increased cooperation and vigilance are key to combating the threat.
Europe’s top crime agency won plaudits and publicity for its novel way of trying to catch criminals.
Every day from the 1st to the 24th of December, Europe's top crime agency is publishing the photo of a Christmas criminal on the organisation's Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Italy’s second biggest mafia boss has been arrested in Molochia, a small town in the Aspromonte mountains of Calabria.