Law Enforcement Cooperation of the Member States of the European Union

Keywords: law enforcement cooperation, EU bodies, activities of law enforcement bodies, functions of EU law enforcement bodies, principles of cooperation, transboundary crimes


The article is devoted to the study of law enforcement cooperation of the European Union Member States. The main bodies
responsible for cooperation in the EU have been identified.
It has been determined that the main instrument of police cooperation is the European Police Office, which is a central element
of the wider European internal security architecture. CEPOL has been proven to be the agency that develops, implements and coordinates
training for law enforcement officers. The EU Analytical Intelligence Centre (EU INTCEN) is not, strictly speaking, a police
cooperation body, as it is the Directorate for European External Action Service (EEAS) and deals only with strategic analysis. On the
Standing Committee to ensure the development and strengthening of operational cooperation on internal security matters within the
Union (COSI), it promotes coordination among the competent authorities of the member states.


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How to Cite
Mushak, N., & Zaporozhets, A. (2020). Law Enforcement Cooperation of the Member States of the European Union. Law Review of Kyiv University of Law, 1(3), 338-342.
The legal system of Ukraine and international law, comparative legal studies