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Partners in crime? The EU, its strategic partners and international organised crime

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Organised crime is a major security challenge. The EU has become an important actor in justice and home affairs at the European level, facilitating cooperation between member states. However, criminal activities do not stop at the EU’s border, and thus call for a globally-coordinated response. The EU is developing its international profile on countering organised crime, notably through the deepening of cooperation with strategic partners, but there is still a long way to go.

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