According to this rather old article Italian Mafia has managed to extend its operations way beyond Italian borders including in countries that were once thought to be immune to it:
(..) uncover how Italian mob syndicates are expanding beyond Southern Italy and gaining an unprecedented grip on economies once thought to be immune to organized crime, including Europe’s biggest, Germany.
The Condello murder would also help expose how the lack of a common European legislation is allowing the Italian Mafia to flourish across borders. Experts blame the lack of a pan-European strategy in the face of a Mafia that’s long gone global, with 28 different national legislations in the Union creating easy loopholes for the mob. EU authorities are missing the huge cash flows from money laundering, experts say.
This Guardian article seems to confirm the fact that how EU adapts its legislation to be an important factor that makes fighting Mafia harder both inside and outside Italy:
Italian ministers, prosecutors and police chiefs have denounced a European court ruling that tough prison regimes for mafia bosses violate their human rights, warning the judgment will hinder the fight against organised crime across the continent.
The ruling has triggered an outcry among investigators, who claim it does not take into account the context and history of the mafia in Italy.
Question: How is the European Union trying to adapt to Italian Mafia extension in other EU countries?