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The present document makes of CEPOL by all means an EU Agency, with a strong and clear mandate of coordinating and implementing a European law enforcement training strategy.
As different Member States have sometimes different levels of training, these need to be harmonised and levelled up. This is particularly important because it builds that mutual trust among national police corps that is at the base of Member States’ cross border cooperation.
Recent days has posed serious challenges in the internal security of the Union. This in turn points out that there is an increasing need for police forces who can address these challenges. Acquisition of appropriate skills is essential to quickly and adequately guard the security of European citizens. CEPOL’s main task is to create a network of cooperation between Member States' education institutions engaged in the training of senior police officers, and to encourage cross-border law enforcement cooperation.
For that reason it had to revamp the CEPOL regulation to reach a more effective police training in the area of the single European law enforcement. Kinga Gál MEP, underlined: "Recent events have shown that how urgent is the need for properly trained police officers, law enforcement bodies, who can react quickly and effectively to challenges such as organized crime, terrorism and illegal immigration."
"As the report on the functioning of CEPOL also deals with the seat of the Agency, many left-wing, liberal MEPs challenged again the placement of Budapest through the Budget Committee. The recent vote in the LIBE Committee has confirmed again the placement in Budapest. The questioning will be now hopefully permanently removed from the agenda "- said Kinga Gál Fidesz MEP after the vote.