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Brussels MEU 2016 Council of the European Union Position Paper

Kingdom of Denmark

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) and repealing Decisions 2009/371/JHA and 2005/681/JHA

Following the events in Copenhagen last year and Paris more recently, the Kingdom of Denmark is determined to adopt tougher approaches to crime, extremism and terrorism. The Government of Denmark believes that full cooperation with Europol is “crucial to in order to catch and punish human traffickers, drug dealers, gangs of burglars, and other criminals operating across borders.”

Denmark supports the Commission’s aim for Europol to become an EU hub for information exchange and analysis on serious crime.

  • On average, Danish police services access Europol’s European Information System (EIS) 200 times a day, accounting for nearly every fifth EIS search.
  • Denmark emphasises its reliance on and support for police cooperation on the European level, as “[police personnel] doesn’t know why other nations use the database less.”

However, Denmark expresses ...

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