On 13 December, the EU advised of an Action Plan which provides a comprehensive framework for the EU and the Member States to strengthen the prevention, detection, criminal justice response and international cooperation on fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods. The Action Plan also addresses the vulnerability of cultural goods to criminal harm in conflict and crisis regions.  It notes that between 2017 and 2021, law enforcement operations supported by Europol resulted in the recovery of over 200,000 cultural objects and led to 418 arrests.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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