The European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Internal Policies yesterday published a study entitled The inter-agency cooperation and future architecture of the EU criminal justice and law enforcement area.
Requested by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee, the study analyses the relationship and cooperation between several EU agencies and bodies. It also identifies good practices and suggests possible improvements.
The study begins by providing descriptions of the work of Eurojust and Europol, stating that Eurojust acts as a ‘control tower’. A clear distinction between the mission of the two agencies is made: ‘Whereas Europol provides support and coordination to national police officers and other law enforcement services, Eurojust supports and coordinates national investigating and prosecuting authorities.’
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