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EPP Position 19


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Olivier Belleflamme – Member of the EPP - Position paper

Proposal for a Regulation of the Euopean 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

The EU police agency Europol is one of the main tools to combat crime across Europe but to be really effective Europol needs more power. As a member of the European People's Party we welcome a proposal that enhances Europol's power and thereby protect our EU citizens.

Today more than ever we need cooperation to fight terrorist threats and organised crime, as MEP Augustin Diaz de Mera said about the terrorist threat : “The new Europol rules are the best answer that we can give to the terrorist threat. In the last month alone, 446 people have been killed. As lawmakers...

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