Commission takes action to ensure Croatia correctly implements the European Arrest Warrant
EU News 406/2013
Brussels, 18 September 2013
Today the European Commission is launching the so-called "Article 39 procedure" on Croatia. This means the activation of the justice and home affairs safeguard clause in Croatia's Accession Treaty to take appropriate measures in view of the continued non-compliance by Croatia with the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision.
These measures include enhanced monitoring and the suspension of the Schengen Facility (established by Article 31 of Croatia's Accession Treaty). The Schengen facility was set up to support Croatia in the implementation of the Schengen acquis. These Schengen funds are currently earmarked to help prepare Croatia's Schengen accession.
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