A motion has recently been voted at the European Parliament in Strasburg with a view to encouraging the European Commission to prepare a directive to fight against international organised crime (mafia) throughout the European Union.

This proposal was initiated by the Italians Sonia Alfano and Antonio Di Pietro (former prosecutor in Italy).

In their report to the European Commission, the motion suggested the creation of new offences relating to organised crime with a view to seize offenders’ assets which are proceeds of crimes and to creating a temporary commission within the European parliament to fight organised crime.