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Z. Đurđević (ed.): Current Issues in European Criminal Law and the Protection of EU Financial Interests

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untitled 417 CURRENT ISSUES IN EUROPEAN CRIMINAL LAW AND THE PROTECTION OF EU FINANCIAL INTERESTS, ed. Zlata Đurđević, 2006, Austrian Association of European Criminal Law and Croatian Association of European Criminal Law, Zagreb, 201 pp. Review* The book Current Issues in European Criminal Law and the Protection of EU Finan- cial Interests edited by Dr Zlata Đurđević stemmed from a conference of the same name that was organised jointly in May 2005 in Dubrovnik by the Austrian and Croatian Euro- pean criminal law associations, and so the book was written in English. The conference brought together leading scholars, politicians and officers of courts and departments from more than twenty European states, as well as from EU institutions. The objective was to discuss the most up-to-the-moment issues in European criminal law. Since Croatia that this time was not yet a member of the EU, one might wonder what kind of impact Euro- pean criminal law can have on Croatian, and hence what the significance of this publica- tion for the Croatian professional and other public might be. But it would be an error to conclude that the problems analysed are in the distant future for Croatia. On the contrary, Croatia has at this very moment the obligation to harmonise its legislation with European, and this derives from the starting of the accession negotiations.1 During the negotiations, Croatia is obliged to adjust its legal system, in other words, to adopt the acquis. Hence the issues and challenges to which the conferees attempted to provide some answers are the same issues that Croatian lawyers are already having to address. The contents of the book reflect the course of the conference. After welcome ad- dresses by Petar Novoselec, chairperson of the Croatian Association, Friedrich Haupt- mann, chairperson of the Austrian Association, of Ljiljana Vodopija Čengić, representa- tive of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Croatia, and Lothar Kuhl, representative of OLAF, the book cont

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