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Document 12002M029

Treaty on European Union (Nice consolidated version)
Title VI: Provisions on police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
Article 29
Article K.1 - EU Treaty (Maastricht 1992)

OJ C 325, 24.12.2002, p. 21–22 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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Treaty on European Union (Nice consolidated version) - Title VI: Provisions on police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters - Article 29 - Article K.1 - EU Treaty (Maastricht 1992) -

Official Journal C 325 , 24/12/2002 P. 0021 - 0022
Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0162 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 191 , 29/07/1992 P. 0061


Treaty on European Union (Nice consolidated version)

Title VI: Provisions on police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Article 29

Article K.1 - EU Treaty (Maastricht 1992)

Article 29

Without prejudice to the powers of the European Community, the Union's objective shall be to provide citizens with a high level of safety within an area of freedom, security and justice by developing common action among the Member States in the fields of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and by preventing and combating racism and xenophobia.

That objective shall be achieved by preventing and combating crime, organised or otherwise, in particular terrorism, trafficking in persons and offences against children, illicit drug trafficking and illicit arms trafficking, corruption and fraud, through:

- closer cooperation between police forces, customs authorities and other competent authorities in the Member States, both directly and through the European Police Office (Europol), in accordance with the provisions of Articles 30 and 32,

- closer cooperation between judicial and other competent authorities of the Member States including cooperation through the European Judicial Cooperation Unit ("Eurojust"), in accordance with the provisions of Articles 31 and 32,

- approximation, where necessary, of rules on criminal matters in the Member States, in accordance with the provisions of Article 31(e).

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