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(May 02, 2008) On April 18, 2008, after protracted negotiations, the Council of the European Union approved a decision to upgrade the status of the European Police Office (Europol), located in The Hague, to an EU Agency, as of January 1, 2010. The decision is designed to achieve two objectives: a) to replace the Europol Convention that established this body, with the Council's Decision; and b) to replace intergovernmental financing with EU funding. Upon gaining the status of an EU agency, Europol will be subject to the financial and staff regulations of EU officials. (Press Release, European Union, Europol to Become EU Agency in 2010, IP/08/610 (Apr. 18, 2008), available at

Author: Theresa Papademetriou More by this author
Topic: Police power More on this topic
Jurisdiction: European Union More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 05/02/2008