Webinar on Strengthening Europol’s Mandate
On 15 October 2020, the political group “Review Europe” of the European Parliament hosted a webinar to discuss the reinforcement of Europol’s powers and to increase its financial resources. Panellists included several MEPs as well as representatives of Europol, the EDPS, the European Commission, and national experts. Discussions ranged from calling for more and stronger cooperation to creating a genuine “European FBI.” MEPs from Renew Europe support the reinforcing of Europol’s powers and mandate. The European Commission is expected to present a legislative proposal on strengthening Europol’s mandate at the end of this year.