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  EUROPOL, the European Police Office
Europol is the European Law Enforcement Organisation which aims at improving the effectiveness and co-operation of the competent authorities in the Member States in preventing and combating terrorism, unlawful drug trafficking and other serious forms of international organised crime.
In a visit to the Europol headquarters in The Hague Ronald K. Noble, Secretary General of INTERPOL, met with Europol Director Max-Peter Ratzel in order to review current cooperation projects and to identify areas for future cooperation.
As always the topic of exchange of information was high on the agenda as well as the streamlining of cooperation.
www.europol.europa.eu   (154 words)

  EUROPOL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Currently Europol covers cooperation in all 25 member states of the European Union, with Estonia the last of the ten new EU states to ratify the Europol Convention on July 1, 2005.
Europol's aim is to improve the effectiveness and co-operation between the competent authorities of the member states primarily by sharing and pooling intelligence to prevent and combat serious international organised crime.
Europol's Director is appointed by the unanimous decision of the Council of the European Union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Europol   (1248 words)

 European Ombudsman Decision 721/2001/GG
Europol's opinion on your complaint dated 10 August 2001 was received by me on 23 August 2001, and I forwarded it to you on 30 August 2001, with an invitation to make observations, if you so wished, by 30 September 2001.
Europol had considered that mentioning the positions the complainant had occupied during his short stay with Europol could be misinterpreted by future employers.
Europol was however willing to provide the complainant with a new letter of reference, mentioning the positions he had worked in.
www.euro-ombudsman.eu.int /decision/en/010721.htm   (2720 words)

 SCADPlus: Europol Convention: European Police Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Council Decision of 2 December 1999 adjusting the remuneration and allowances applicable to Europol employees.
Decision of the Director of Europol of 3 July 2000 adapting the amounts mentioned in the Europol Staff Regulations to the euro.
Decision of the Director of Europol of 3 July 2000 adapting to the euro the amounts mentioned in the Annex to the Decision of the Management Board of Europol of 16 November 1999 with respect to taxes and the salary adjustment decided by the Council.
europa.eu.int /scadplus/leg/en/lvb/l14005b.htm   (2054 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Europe / Europol takes bigger anti-terror role   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But the Europol chief said he supports the idea and is also in favor of creating a European prosecutor's office for terrorism that would oversee a network of national prosecutors from European Union member countries.
Europol was assigned a pivotal role in the fight against terrorism at the first EU summit following the March 11 Madrid railway bombings, which killed 190 people.
Europol also is helping EU countries overcome what Storbeck called the single largest obstacle to joint anti-terrorist action -- rivalry among intelligence agencies and their reluctance to share confidential information.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2004/06/24/europol_takes_bigger_anti_terror_role?mode=PF   (538 words)

 EUROPOL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The establishment of Europol was agreed to in the 1992 Maastricht Treaty.
Currently Europol covers cooperation in 23 of the 25 member states of the European Union, the only ones excluded being Malta and Estonia, which are also expected to join soon.
Europol's aim is to improve the effectiveness and co-operation between the competent authorities of the member states in preventing and combating serious international organised crime.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/E/EUROPOL.htm   (980 words)

 Europol Strengthens its Powers
The establishment of Europol was agreed as a concept during the Maastricht Treaty discussions in 1992.
Europol's original remit was to support action against drug trafficking, immigration networks, vehicle trafficking, trafficking in human beings, child pornography, trafficking of radioactive materials, forgery and terrorism., three years on, Europol is assuming the mantle of a force akin to the American Federal Bureau of Investigation but with wider legal powers.
Europol has put forward a proposal to the Commission that it be given access to this database with the 'possibility of updating, deleting and modifying information'.
campaignfortruth.com /Eclub/280203/CTEEuropol.htm   (490 words)

 BBC - Crime Fighters - Europol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Europol functions as a support for the law enforcement agencies of all countries in the EU by gathering and analysing information and intelligence specifically about people who are members or possible members of criminal organisations that operate internationally.
Europol is also charged with the task of developing expertise in certain fields of crime and once again making these expertise available to the countries of the EU when needed.
Europol, in the wake of September 11th, will take the lead in combating terrorism in Europe with a centralized unit and closer co-operation with similar organisations in the United States.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/fighters/europol.shtml   (518 words)

 Minister of the Interior Kari Häkämies: Finland aims to develop Europol within the current competence (en,fi, sv) - ...
The Europol Convention was signed as early as in 1995 and it came into force on 1 October 1998.
Europol’s function is to help EU Member States prevent international crime, and prevent and fight against trafficking in nuclear and radioactive substances, illegal immigration, terrorism, and trafficking in human beings and stolen vehicles.
Europol has approximately 200 employees, 40 of whom are national liaison officers of EU Member States.
presidency.finland.fi /netcomm/News/showarticle359.html   (411 words)

 EUROPA - Agencies - European Police Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Europol's aim is to help the EU member states co-operate more closely and effectively in preventing and combating organised international crime, in particular:
One of Europol's duties is to establish and maintain a computerised system to allow the input, access and analysis of data.
Europol is accountable to the Justice and Home Affairs Council, i.e.
europa.eu.int /agencies_jha/europol_en.htm   (187 words)

 Embassy of France - French Presidency of the EU - July-Dec 2000, C A L E N D A R
The mission of Europol is to make a significant contribution to the European Union’s law enforcement action against organised crime with a particular emphasis on the criminal organisations involved.
The establishment of Europol was agreed in the Maastricht Treaty on European Union of 7 February 1992.
Europol is also active in promoting awareness of crime analysis and harmonisation of investigative techniques in respect of organised crime at an EU level.
www.info-france-usa.org /news/statmnts/2000/EU2000/europol2.asp   (1215 words)

 Dutch DPA - Joint Supervisory Authority for Europol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Europol is to become the European centre for the storage and processing of information on international organised crime.
The Europol GCA is composed of members from the national institutions charged with the protection of personal data in the different Member States of the European Union.
The task of the Europol GCA is to supervise the work of Europol to prevent the rights of persons from being harmed by the processing of the personal data which Europol has at its disposal.
www.dutchdpa.nl /indexen/en_ind_cbpint_europol.shtml   (489 words)

 Europol-Übereinkommen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Europol unterrichtet die nationalen Stellen und auf deren Wunsch deren Verbindungsbeamten unverzüglich über die ihren Mitgliedstaat betreffenden Informationen und die in Erfahrung gebrachten Zusammenhänge von Straftaten, für die Europol nach Artikel 2 zuständig ist.
Europol unterrichtet den Antragsteller von der Berichtigung oder Löschung der ihn betreffenden fehlerhaften Daten.
Europol löscht in diesem Fall die Daten, es sei denn, an diesen besteht ein weitergehendes Interesse von Europol, das auf Erkenntnissen beruht, die über diejenigen hinausgehen, die der übermittelnde Mitgliedstaat besitzt.
www.datenschutz-berlin.de /recht/eu/rv/sich_o/europolk.htm   (10200 words)

 Statewatch News online: Europol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In time too Europol may be exchanging data with dozens of countries and hundreds of "organisations" across the globe.
The only limit on the data to be held by Europol is that it should not have been gathered in "obvious violation of human rights".
Europol will not delete inaccurate or out of date information if it has "further need" of it for its "analysis" files or if it has "further interest" in this information because Europol has more "extensive" intelligence than that supplied by "Third State X".
www.poptel.org.uk /statewatch/news/jun00/03aeurop.htm   (1181 words)

 European Ombudsman Decision OI/1/99/IJH (Europol)
For Europol, such confidence is even more important in carrying out its mission to make a significant contribution to the European Union's law enforcement action against organised crime, with a particular emphasis on the criminal organisations involved.
Europol was requested to send a detailed opinion within three months, in accordance with Article 3 (6) of the Statute of the Ombudsman.
On 7 March 2000, the Director of Europol addressed a letter to the Ombudsman reaffirming the commitment to ensure that appropriate rules for Europol on public access to documents are adopted.
www.euro-ombudsman.eu.int /decision/en/99oi1europol.htm   (1629 words)

 TP: More trouble for Europol
Europol seems to be mostly an upgraded serving-hatch for vehicle registration plates and telephone numbers, but the exchanged information has little reliability.
Europol is one of the beneficiaries of the Sensus project.
Europol is already participating in a follow-on to Sensus (which ended in September 2000).
www.heise.de /tp/r4/artikel/3/3615/1.html   (1335 words)

 Statewatch News online: Commission dodges democratic control of Europol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Judicial control of Europol is not covered in the communication, with the Commission suggesting that as Europol does not have operational powers, the current framework is sufficient.
In addition, the Europol Convention should be amended so that the EP has the formal right to request an exchange of views on the report with the Presidency and to request the Europol Director to appear before the competent committee.
As such, the UK National Criminal Intelligence Service, an operational agency on which Europol is loosely based, is (at least on paper) also "controlled" by the Police Complaints Authority, Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary, the Crown Prosecution Service and answerable to the Courts.
www.statewatch.org /news/2002/mar/05comeuro.htm   (823 words)

 Europol.' - '.EU Affairs - Ministrstvo za NOTRANJE ZADEVE Republike Slovenije   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Europol was established on 7 February 1992 by the Maastricht Treaty on the EU.
The exchange of information between Europol and the Europol National Unit is conducted via a Slovene liaison officer, located at the headquarters of Europol in The Hague.
The liaison officer does not have direct access to the Europol database, however, this access is indirectly enabled via the Europol personnel of the department for third countries and organisations.
www.sigov.si /mnz/en/196.php   (623 words)

 A cooperation agreement between Commission and Europol - Europainformationen des EUD Internet Online Teams der ...
The Commission and Europol have to deal with different perspectives in preventing and combating serious forms of international crime.
Since the internal regulations of Europol foresee specific conditions for the transmission of confidential information to other organisations (including EU-related bodies) or third countries, a special agreement was necessary.
This regards especially the direct cooperation between Europol and the European Antifraud Office (OLAF) in the fight against the counterfeiting of the euro, but also against fraud, corruption and money laundering which affect the Communities' financial interests.
www.europa-web.de /europa/03euinf/07eukomm/comeurop.htm   (393 words)

 Madrid was warned of attack: Europol -DAWN - International; 13 March, 2004
THE HAGUE, March 12: The European police organization, Europol, had warned last month of a large-scale attack by the ETA in Madrid, according to a recent confidential report seen here on Friday.
The Europol report, which was sent to the Council of Europe last month, added: "The recently observed emphasis on conducting large-scale operations which aim at creating considerable public shock and international coverage is equally of great importance."
Europol was created in 1994 to coordinate crime fighting in the European Union.
www.dawn.com /2004/03/13/int2.htm   (214 words)

 Statewatch News online: New report from Statewatch on Europol
* Under the Convention Europol was set up to act as both a ‘clearing house’ for bilateral and multilateral exchanges of data and as curator and custodian of a central EU intelligence database on organised crime, and when it was agreed every opportunity was taken to stress this non-operational constitution.
But by next year, Europol officers will be participating in joint investigation teams operating in two or more EU member states.
However, Europol will continue to enjoy far-reaching immunities from the legal process and is not subject to various regulatory controls on policing usually found at the national level.
www.statewatch.org /news/2002/feb/01eufbi.htm   (720 words)

 Europol smashes Internet child porn ring
Europol said in a statement that more than 40 locations were searched in simultaneous raids, with the main focus of the operation led by police in the central German state of Hesse.
In Belgium, a major peadophile court case is set to start on Monday with the trial of Marc Dutroux, a self-confessed killer and child rapist, who faces charges of kidnapping and raping six young girls kept in makeshift cells in a basement.
In addition to the countries Europol said were involved in the raids, German police said suspected porn users were also in France, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, Russia and the United States.
www.tiscali.co.uk /news/newswire.php/news/reuters/2004/02/26/topnews/europolsmashesinternetchildpornring.html&template=/news/templates/newswire/news_story_reuters.html   (456 words)

 Managing intelligence - Jane's International Policing Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The new Europol intelligence wing, which opened in May, is currently responsible for handling, assembling, processing and utilising such data information for the purposes of analysis studies and investigations.
Intelligence collaboration and communication between Europol and its 15 member states is conducted via at least one liaison officer based at Europol HQ in The Hague.
Europol intelligence officers will also be able to create temporary work files to be used for a select time for the purpose of analysis only.
www.janes.com /security/law_enforcement/news/ipi/ipi0168.shtml   (734 words)

 Statewatch News online: Proposed exchange of personal data between Europol and USA evades data protection rights and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Europol treaties with 11 states and international organisations have so far been concluded, negotiations with a further five countries are underway and another 13 agreements are in the pipeline.
Moreover, Europol and US authorities are allowed to exchange information which can include data on "race, political opinions, or religious or other beliefs, or concerning health and sexual life" if the request is considered "relevant" (Article 6).
The Europol Convention provision on the "Correction and deletion of data" (Article 20) is simply ignored in the Europol-USA agreement (and by the Joint Supervisory Body) - under Article 20.4 of the Europol Convention: "Any person shall have the right to ask Europol or correct or delete incorrect data concerning him".
www.poptel.org.uk /statewatch/news/2002/nov/12eurousa.htm   (1373 words)

 Cilip Nr. 57 - Vorrechte und Immunitäten für Europol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Danach soll der Immunitätsschutz der Europol-BeamtInnen "überprüft" werden, wenn Europol neue Aufgaben zuerkannt bekommt.
Europol ist berechtigt, Verschlüsselungen zu verwenden und amtliche Korrespondenz und sonstige amtliche Nachrichten durch Kurier oder in versiegelten Behältern zu versenden und zu empfangen; hierfür gelten dieselben Vorrechte und Immunitäten wie für diplomatische Kuriere und diplomatisches Kuriergepäck.
Europol und alle Personen, die diese Vorrechte und Immunitäten genießen, sind verpflichtet, in jeder sonstigen Hinsicht die Gesetze und Rechtsvorschriften der Mitgliedstaaten einzuhalten.
www.ipn-b.de /cilip/ausgabe/57/protokol.htm   (1491 words)

 Legal Materials - Co-operation Agreement (Europol combating the counterfeiting of currency)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Europol will focus in particular on collating counterfeit currency information from the European Union Member States, Interpol will focus in particular on collating counterfeit currency information from its Member States outside of the European Union.
Europol shall forward counterfeit currency information, in as far as it is included in the Europol Information System, to the Interpol General Secretariat.
Europol and Interpol shall co-ordinate their efforts in providing training, organising conferences and congresses, for their member states relating to the counterfeiting of the Euro.
www.interpol.int /Public/ICPO/LegalMaterials/cooperation/agreements/Europol2001a.asp   (539 words)

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