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Parliamentary questions
13 June 2008
E-2815/2008
Answer given by Mr Barrot on behalf of the Commission

The European Gendarmerie Force, which is not an EU body, has no powers to intervene on the soil of Member States.

The deployment of foreign police officers on the territory of a State falls under the competency of national authorities.

As an example, during the 2006 World Cup, British police officers were deployed in Germany to support their counterparts in identifying potential British troublemakers (‘hooligans’).

Equally, German police officers will provide support to the Austrian and Swiss authorities during the 2008 European Football Championship, as a result of an ad hoc agreement.

OJ C 999, 01/01/2009
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