Signature of an EC - Europol Cooperation agreement
António Vitorino, Member of the EC in charge of Justice and Home Affairs, and Jürgen Storbeck, Director of Europol, signed a co-operation agreement. The Commission and the European Police Office (Europol) work from different angles to prevent serious forms of international criminality and to fight against these phenomena. The Commission increasingly places the emphasis on political, strategic and legal questions whilst Europol concentrates its efforts on direct support for enquiries and operations led by repressive services in the Member States.
António Vitorino and Jürgen Storbeck, on the right, signing the cooperation agreement Reference:P-009685 Date:18/02/2003