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Cypriot minister of Justice Loukas Louka, EU commissioner Justice,... News PhotoBelgium,Berlaymont,Brussels,Cypriot Culture,Europe,Horizontal,Law,Legal System,Maltese Islands,Minister of Justice,TalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFP (Lto R) Cypriot minister of Justice Loukas Louka, EU commissioner Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Viviane Reding and Maltese minister of Justice Chris Said talk prior a Justice and Home Affairs Council on December 7, 2012 at the EU Headquarters in Brussels. Justice ministers will be called on to agree a general approach on three legislative proposals as a directive establishing minimum rules for criminal sanctions for the most serious market abuse offences, namely insider dealing and market manipulation ('market abuse directive'), a directive on the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime in the EU. The proposal aims to make it easier for national authorities to confiscate and recover the profits that criminals make from cross-border and organised crime, a regulation on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters upon request of the person at risk , aimed at strengthening the rights of victims. AFP PHOTO GEORGES GOBET (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)