Europol : linking law enforcement across Europe

27-04-2011

Europol's competencies have grown remarka­bly since it was created and now include combating organised crime, terrorism and numerous forms of serious crime. Although the Lisbon Treaty precludes the use of coercive measures by Europol, it is argued that the Office has already acquired some executive powers. 

Europol's competencies have grown remarka­bly since it was created and now include combating organised crime, terrorism and numerous forms of serious crime. Although the Lisbon Treaty precludes the use of coercive measures by Europol, it is argued that the Office has already acquired some executive powers.