2016/0823(CNS)

Europol agreements: cooperation with Denmark

Awaiting final decision

Activites

  • 2017/02/14 Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T8-0023/2017 summary
  • 2017/02/09 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
    • A8-0035/2017 summary
    • AFCO
    • BUDG
    • CONT
    • LIBE LIBE/8/08896 DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA Agustín EPP
  • 2017/01/16 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2017/01/05 Legislative proposal published
    • 15778/2016 summary

Documents

  • Legislative proposal published: 15778/2016
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading: A8-0035/2017
  • Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading: T8-0023/2017

Votes

A8-0035/2017 - Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra - § 4

2017/02/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 515 65 3 4 7 0 7 208 173 48 0
Against 123 0 61 5 5 47 5 0 0 0 0
Abstain 53 1 0 17 28 2 5 0 0 0 0

A8-0035/2017 - Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra - Projet du Conseil

2017/02/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 632 65 62 10 10 42 11 209 173 50 0
Against 10 0 2 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0
Abstain 51 0 0 16 25 7 3 0 0 0 0
AmendmentsDossier
4 2016/0823(CNS) Europol agreements: cooperation with Denmark
2017/02/06 LIBE 4 amendments...
source: PE-599.612

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

2017-03-01
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  • The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted, following a special legislative procedure (Parliament’s consultations), the report by Agustín DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA (EPP, ES) on the draft Council implementing decision amending Decision 2009/935/JHA as regards the list of third States and organisations with which Europol shall conclude agreements.

    The committee recommended the European Parliament to approve the Council draft.

    In the explanatory memorandum, it is recalled that Denmark is currently fully participating in Europol, which operates under the existing Council Decision (2009/371/JHA). However, the new Europol Regulation, which will apply on 1 May 2017, on which date the existing Europol Council Decision will automatically be repealed. This means that by 1 May 2017, Denmark will not anymore be part of Europol and will not be able to participate in its activities, consult its databases or exchange data with it.

    Following the negative outcome of the 2015 referendum on converting its current inflexible opt-out on Justice and Home Affairs matters in Protocol No 22 into a more flexible selective opt-in, the Danish authorities and the European Institutions in order to seek ways for Denmark to be as closely as possible associated to Europol.

    These informal discussions led to a joint statement on 15 December 2016 by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the Prime Minister of Denmark in which it is proposed that Denmark be associated to Europol in the form of an operational cooperation agreement. In order to avoid any operational gaps, this cooperation agreement would need to be concluded between Europol and Denmark before 1 May 2017.

    Combatting cross-border serious and organised crime and international terrorism within the Union, necessitates close cooperation and the sharing of data between all European countries.

    A sudden departure of Denmark from Europol without a smooth transition regime into some form of an association between Denmark and Europol, could lead to operational gaps and reduce the EU’s capacity to effectively fight organised crime and terrorism.

    It is therefore important to ensure a sufficient level of operational cooperation between Denmark and Europol including the exchange of relevant personal data, subject to adequate safeguards and data protection.

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  • The European Parliament adopted by 632 votes to 10, with 51 abstentions, following a special legislative procedure (Parliament’s consultation), a legislative resolution on the draft Council implementing decision amending Decision 2009/935/JHA as regards the list of third States and organisations with which Europol shall conclude agreements.

    As a reminder, the Council draft seeks to amend Council Decision 2009/935/JHA which determines the list of third States and organisations with which Europol shall conclude agreements.

    In line with its Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Parliament approved, unamended, the Council draft.

    The Council is called on to provide, within the provisions of the future arrangement between Europol and Denmark, for an expiry date of five years after the date of entry into force thereof, in order to ensure its transitional nature with a view to full membership or the conclusion of an international agreement in accordance with Article 218 TFEU.

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