CEPOL ED meets with Croatian authorities in Zagreb

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25 July 2019

CEPOL's Executive Director, Dr. h. c. Detlef Schröder met earlier today with the Croatian State Secretary for EU and International Affairs of the Ministry of Interior, Terezija Gras, and General Police Director, Nikola Milina, at the Police Academy in Zagreb, Croatia.

A fruitful forward looking discussion on future cooperation on law enforcement training as well as Croatia's plans, expectations, and priorities of their upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU (first half of 2020) were on the agenda.

Today’s meeting provided also a chance to reflect on Croatian important role in the implementation of the CEPOL’s Western Balkan Financial Investigations Project (CEPOL WBFI Project).

Promotion of CEPOL’s flagship Exchange Programme within Croatian law enforcement services and even greater participation in CEPOL residential and eLearning activities were also discussed.

The Executive Director commented on the visit:

I was a great pleasure and honour for me to meet today senior representatives of Croatia in Zagreb!
We have had very fruitful and constructive discussions on matters of the upcoming Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
I could also learn a lot about the current challenges in Croatia and how these are linked to developments in the EU and in the Balkan Region.
I do hope that Croatia can achieve very soon to become part of the Schengen zone.
Great respect for all efforts they have put into this!
I also had the opportunity for very interesting discussions in the Police Academy. Here also congratulations on how they have started their e-learning platform. I have been as well impressed about their very modern approach in mental health care for all officers.
Finally, I could visit the very new dog handler training centre. I think this is an excellent platform to train dog handler on an excellent standard.
Great thanks to my hosts for the excellent hospitality!

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