CEPOL welcomes a delegation from the incoming Luxembourgish EU Presidency

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14 May 2015

From 12th to 13th May 2015, a delegation representing the incoming Luxembourgish Presidency of the Council of the European Union visited the European Police College Headquarters in Budapest, Hungary. The purpose of this visit was to arrange closer cooperation between CEPOL and the Presidency team on training, policy and strategic developments in the field of Justice and Home Affairs.

The delegation consisted of Mr. Christian Gatti, future Chair of the CEPOL Governing Board, Mr. Marc Welter, CEPOL National Contact Point for Luxembourg, and assistants Mrs. Nadine Wagner and Mr. Randy Topper.

Visit of the incoming Luxembourgish EU Presidency

The agenda also covered the legal framework of CEPOL - currently under revision. Discussions evolved around the communication from the European Commission establishing a European Law Enforcement Training Scheme (LETS) and its impact in the fight against cross-border crime. CEPOL’s cooperation with countries outside the European Union was also discussed during the meeting.

CEPOL staff presented the agency’s training portfolio, including the 2015 catalogue of residential and online learning activities, on topics such as illegal immigration and fundamental rights, two key priorities for the incoming Presidency.

Mr. Gatti stated: “Chairing the next Presidency of the Council will be a unique opportunity to work towards stronger cooperation in the field of Justice and Home Affairs and ensure the smooth implementation of the revised European Agenda on Security”.

Dr. Ferenc Bánfi, Director of the European Police College, commented: “In a rapidly changing environment, training is an essential tool in tackling current threats in the security and law enforcement areas. We are convinced that this Presidency will be a strong partner that will allow us to continue building a solid law enforcement culture for the European Union”.

Luxembourg will hold the Presidency of the European Union between 1 July and 31 December 2015.

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