Autor: Petre Buneci, Bogdan Buneci

Publicat în: Revista Universul Juridic nr.7/2019.

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Abstract: The European area of freedom, security and justice represents a fundamental element of the
European Union in response to the long-term global challenges, contributing to the consolidation
and development of the 21st century European social market economy. This area we refer to
guarantees to all citizens of the European Union, including third-country nationals, respect for
fundamental rights enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
In the policy areas of the European Union, such as the field of criminal law, where gaps have
been identified in the implementation of Treaty obligations, it was imperative to take action on the
basis of assessments of the practice in such field, in observance of the fundamental principles, such as
subsidiarity and proportionality.
These measures have led to a common understanding of the guiding principles underlying the
European Union criminal law legislation, such as the interpretation of the basic legal concepts used
in the EU criminal law and the manner in which criminal penalties can provide increased added
value at this level.

Keywords: European criminal law; subsidiarity; proportionality; coherence; non-discrimination.