MEPs from the Civil Liberties Committee have today said that Europol should not be merged with the European Police College (CEPOL) because the two EU bodies should work separately. The Committee also strengthened Europol's data protection obligations and suggested establishing a body of MEPs and national MPs to monitor Europol's activities and its respect for fundamental rights.

As rapporteur, Agustín Díaz de Mera (EPP, ES) stated: "The Europol I defend strikes the right balance between polic...

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