CEPOL's Executive Director at Informal JHA Ministerial Meeting in Zagreb

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CEPOL's Executive Director at Informal JHA Ministerial Meeting in Zagreb
27 January 2020

CEPOL's Executive Director Detlef Schröder attended the Informal Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting in Zagreb, which was the first ministerial-level meeting in the Republic of Croatia during its Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The meeting started on 23rd January when Ministers of Justice discussed progress on the Strategic Guidelines in the area of freedom, security and justice, judicial education and the importance of judicial networks in civil and commercial matters.

In the section on home affairs on 24th January, participants discussed further work on the implementation of the 2019-2024 Strategic Agenda and future Strategic Guidelines on Freedom, Security and Justice. The further progress and the soonest possible implementation of information systems interoperability and further steps in the implementation of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation was also part of the agenda. In this regard, CEPOL's Executive Director ensured EU Member States of the agency's support to carry out the interoperability swiftly and professionally. In the area of migration, the discussion was dedicated to combating organised smuggling networks.

CEPOL is one of the nine EU Agencies in the area of Justice and Home Affairs dedicated to support the Croatian Presidency and EU Member States in delivering a safer Europe.

CEPOL Exectuive Director commented on the meeting:

I was honoured to be invited for this informal Minister Meeting of the European Council. During this meeting most relevant aspects of the strategic perspective on internal Security in Europe, the way ahead towards interoperability of EU data systems and common efforts on illegal migration have been in the focus of the deliberations.

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