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News article8 December 2021Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

Boosting police cooperation across borders for enhanced security

Today, the Commission is proposing an EU Police Cooperation Code to enhance law enforcement cooperation across Member States and give EU police officers more modern tools for information exchange.

With a large part of criminals operating across borders, police officers in the EU must be able to work together quickly and efficiently. The Police Cooperation Code – which includes a Recommendation on operational police cooperation and new rules on information sharing – will help improve cross-border operations, provide clear channels and timeframes for exchanging information and give Europol a stronger role.

In addition, revised rules on automated exchange of certain categories of data will help establish links between crimes across the EU much more effectively.

This will help close information gaps, boost the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal offences in the EU, and foster security for everyone in Europe.

Three legislative proposals

The Police cooperation package includes three legislative proposals:

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Publication date
8 December 2021
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs