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Europol is the European Union law enforcement agency that handles the exchange and analysis of criminal intelligence. Its mission is to improve the effectiveness and cooperation between EU law enforcement authorities in preventing and combating serious international crime and terrorism, with the aim of achieving a safer Europe for all EU citizens.
Europol commenced its full activities on 1 July 1999 following ratification of the Europol Convention by all EU Member States. On 1 January 2010 Europol became a full EU agency with a new legal framework and enhanced mandate, following the adoption of the Europol Council Decision, which replaced the Europol Convention.
Europol supports law enforcement activities of EU Member States in areas such as:
Europol supports Member States by:
Europol is also active in promoting crime analysis and the harmonisation of investigative techniques and training within Member States.
Director: Rob WAINWRIGHT
Deputy Director: Michel QUILLÉ
Management Board Secretary: Alfredo NUNZI
Chairman of the Joint Supervisory Body: Isabel CRUZ
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