2017/0803(CNS)

Agreement on operational and strategic cooperation between Denmark and European Police Office (Europol)

Awaiting final decision

2017/0803(CNS) Agreement on operational and strategic cooperation between Denmark and European Police Office (Europol)
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead LIBE DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA Agustín (EPP)
Lead committee dossier: LIBE/8/09593
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2017/04/27 Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T8-0136/2017 summary
  • 2017/04/19 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
    • A8-0164/2017 summary
    • LIBE LIBE/8/09593 DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA Agustín EPP
  • 2017/04/11 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2017/04/03 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2017/03/20 Legislative proposal published
    • 07281/2017 summary

Documents

  • Legislative proposal published: 07281/2017
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading: A8-0164/2017
  • Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading: T8-0136/2017

Votes

A8-0164/2017 - Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra - Vote unique

2017/04/27
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 569 58 57 3 11 34 9 195 155 47 0
Against 8 0 1 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 0
Abstain 62 0 0 35 15 10 2 0 0 0 0
AmendmentsDossier
3 2017/0803(CNS) Agreement on operational and strategic cooperation between Denmark and European Police Office (Europol)
2017/04/05 LIBE 3 amendments...
source: PE-602.950

History

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

2017-05-10
activities/3/docs/0/text added
  • The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted, following the consultation procedure, the report by Agustín DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA (EPP, ES) on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between the Kingdom of Denmark and Europol.

    The committee called on the European Parliament to approve the Council draft.

    Members called for the Parliament to be kept regularly informed and consulted, pursuant to Article 25 of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between the Kingdom of Denmark and Europol, in particular through the Europol Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group to be established pursuant to the Europol Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/794);

    Moreover, they called on all parties involved to exhaust all possibilities under primary and secondary law in order to once again offer Denmark full membership of Europol.

    To recap, Denmark did not take part in the adoption of this new Europol Regulation and is not subject to its application. The new Europol Regulation will start to 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 be part of Europol and will not be able to participate in its activities, consult its databases or exchange data with it.

    In order to minimise the negative effects of the Danish departure from Europol, it is proposed in a joint statement by the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the Prime Minister of Denmark (15 December 2016), that Denmark be associated to Europol in the form of an operational cooperation agreement.

    On 14 February 2017, the European Parliament adopted with an overwhelming majority the recommendation to amend Decision 2009/935/JHA in order to place Denmark on the list of third States and organisations with which Europol shall conclude international cooperation agreements.

    This report concerns Parliament’s consultation on the draft operational cooperation agreement between Europol and Denmark,

    The rapporteur recommends to approve the Council draft proposed agreement. The reason being that 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.

activities/4/docs/0/text added
  • The European Parliament adopted by 569 votes to 8, with 62 abstentions, following the consultation procedure, a legislative resolution on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between the Kingdom of Denmark and Europol.

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

    Members called for the Parliament to be kept regularly informed and consulted, pursuant to Article 25 of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between the Kingdom of Denmark and Europol, in particular through the Europol Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group to be established pursuant to the Europol Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/794).

    Moreover, they called on all parties involved to exhaust all possibilities under primary and secondary law in order to once again offer Denmark full membership of Europol.

    Parliament recalled its legislative resolution of 14 February 2017 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, and in particular the request in paragraph 4 calling for the future arrangement between Europol and Denmark to have an expiry date of five years, in order to ensure its transitional nature with a view to a more permanent arrangement.

2017-04-30
2017-04-26
2017-04-22
2017-04-21
2017-04-20
2017-04-13
2017-04-06
2017-04-01
2017-03-30
2017-03-29

code AGPLv3.0+, data ODBLv1.0, site-content CC-By-Sa-3.0
© European Union, 2011 – Source: European Parliament