Each week, we present one of the seven themes from the EURIEC Final Report Phase 1 to give you both a concise and comprehensive overview of the opportunities and obstacles to administrative cooperation between Belgium, the Netherlands and NRW in the field of organised crime. In part 6 of the EURIEC theme series, you can read more about the cross-border enforcement of administrative fines and recovery claims.
Citizens may be subject to administrative fines and recovery claims in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. These fines and recovery claims sometimes reach very high amounts due to non-payment. If the defaulter resides abroad, or has goods in their possession abroad, the collection of this fine/recovery claim sometimes becomes more difficult. Because a European Framework Decision monitors the cross-border collection of financial sanctions, administrative fines can, in many cases, be collected across borders. This is not the case for recovery claims, however.
Next week: EURIEC theme series, part 7 of 7: ‘Cross-border exchange of tax data’.