Europol

Europol

Europol

In line with Maria (Maki) Haberfeld & William H. McDonald

about Europol in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The European Union was originally established largely to promote the economic integration of its member states. Economic integration, however, brought with it new opportunities for offenders, above all the ease with which they can transcend national borders. Because crime was being increasingly organized at a European level, rather than on a national or local level, politicians agreed that an organization was needed that could coordinate the law enforcement resources of member states to effectively tackle crime on a pan-European level (a level that as of May 1, 2004, encompasses 25 countries). 1 In 1992, the Maastricht Treaty established Europol's predecessor, the European Drugs Unit. It formally began operations on January 3, 1994. The European Drugs Unit had a rather limited mandate; it was focused on supporting each member state's fight against drugs and the associated money laundering.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.