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Police Cooperation

The aim of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters is to ensure a high level of safety for individuals in the EU by preventing and combating crime.

The cooperation takes place between national police forces and national judicial authorities with the help of EU agencies such as Eurojust, Europol and the European Judicial Network where needed. This cooperation involves the collection and exchange of information on people.

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25
May
2021

Authorising the opening of negotiations for a cooperation between the EU & INTERPOL

EDPS Opinion on authorising the opening of negotiations for a cooperation between the EU & INTERPOL

10
Mar
2021

EDPS Formal comments on the use of SIS within the field of police and judicial cooperation as regards entry of alerts by Europol

EDPS Formal comments on the Proposal for amendment of Regulation (EU) 2018/1862 on the use of SIS within the field of police and judicial cooperation as regards entry of alerts by Europol

Read the related Opinion 4/2021

28
Sep
2020

Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol (JPSG) - Wojciech Wiewiórowski

Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski at the 7th meeting of the Europol Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.

Read EDPS Decision on the own initiative inquiry on Europol’s big data challenge.

Speech
Available languages: English
Letter
Available languages: English
26
Aug
2020

EDPS formal comments on the draft Commission Implementing Decisions on the minimum standards and technicalities for biometric data in the Schengen Information System in the field of border checks and return and the field of police and judicial cooperation

EDPS Formal comments on the draft Commission Implementing Decisions on:
1.    the minimum data quality standards and technical specifications for biometric data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of border checks and return
2.    the minimum data quality standards and technical specifications for biometric data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters