​Europol closer to strengthening its role

 30 junho 2021
​Europol closer to strengthening its role
On 30 June, still under the Portuguese Presidency, the Member States' Ambassadors to the European Union approved the mandate allowing the Council to open negotiations with the European Parliament with a view to strengthening Europol, in order to better support the Members States in their fight against serious crime, terrorism and new threats and modus operandi.
The draft revision of the Europol Regulation will, for example, enable this European Union agency to cooperate more effectively with private parties and to strengthen cooperation with third countries, to expand its role in research, including the exchange of certain safeguards, also providing for enhanced operational cooperation with the European Public Prosecutor’s Office.

This result is the culmination of several discussions between the experts of the Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP), at meetings held in the last 6 months under the Portuguese Presidency, assumed by Superintendent Luís Elias, from PSP, and Mrs. Ana Marta Ferreira (vice-president), from SGMAI.