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Central authority European fines

Central Authority and European Fines

The Centraal Justitieel Incassobureau (CJIB) has been appointed as Central Authority for the Netherlands within the connotation of the Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA and the Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA.

The Centraal Justitieel Incassobureau (CJIB) is an executing organisation of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice. Explicitly; the CJIB is an integral part of the Department of Security and Justice for which the Minister of Security and Justice carries responsibility.
The Public Prosecutor is the principal assignee for the CJIB and most tasks the CJIB performs fall under the auspice of the Public Prosecutor. The Public Prosecutor is an independent organisation for which the Minister of Security and Justice is ultimately responsible.

Tasks are assigned to the CJIB in relation to the execution of various regulations, ranging from the collection of traffic fines, criminal fines, confiscation orders, compensation measures, out-of-court-settlements, punitive decisions, administrative fines and European fines to the national coordination of custodial sentences and arrest warrants and the coordination of community service orders.

Central Authority

The CJIB has been appointed as Central Authority for the Netherlands within the connotation of

- the Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA (application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties) and
- the Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA (application of the principle of mutual recognition of confiscation orders).

Within the CJIB, the Department of Cross-border Enforcement is concerned with
- the execution of decisions made by judicial or administrative authorities from other European Union (EU) Member States, as well as
- the transferral of cases in which a Dutch authority made the decision, to other EU Member States.

The CJIB is more than an administrative portal to transfer and receive financial penalties and confiscation orders. We analyse legal aspects of incoming and outbound cases and with regard to the incoming cases, we are responsible for the enforcement of the decision.