RESEARCHERS have been asked to bid for a contract to write the European Commission a ground-breaking report on environmental crime in the EU, that would try and establish firm statistics on its extent and seriousness. Its conclusions could be used by Brussels to draw up new EU action programmes and laws on eco-crime.

Brussels Directorate-General Environment wants to provide the Commission "with factual and legal information on organised environmental crime and to assist in generating proposals for initiatives to counter this form of ...

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