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Parliamentary questions
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26 September 2019
Question for written answer E-003001-19
to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative)
Rule 138
Claudia Gamon (Renew)

 Subject:  VP/HR — Chinese police officers in EU Member States

In many respects, the global approach adopted by the People’s Republic of China presents a challenge to European security policy. The suspicion of industrial espionage, cyber-attacks, and the sometimes aggressive way in which it seeks to extend its influence in the world, make China a difficult partner for the European Union. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has even called China one of the three main threats to European security. Nevertheless, there are Chinese police officers stationed in certain EU Member States. Street patrols by Chinese officers are also now a familiar sight in countries in the western Balkans which cooperate closely with Europol and have a particularly important role in European security.

1. How does the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy view the stationing of Chinese police in EU Member States and in Europol partner states?

2. So far as the Vice-President/High Representative knows, in which Member States or Europol partner states are police officers from third countries to be found, and how many of them are there?

3. Does the Vice-President/High Representative see the presence of these officers as a challenge to European security?

Original language of question: DE 
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