25-10-2021 16:45
Ninth meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol, 25-26 October

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The ninth meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol (JPSG) will take place on 25-26 October 2021 in Brussels, Belgium and via remote participation due to the pandemic. The JPSG will bring together Members of national parliaments and the European Parliament to fulfil the scrutiny and oversight on the activities of Europol including on fundamental rights.

The JPSG meets at least twice a year. It is Co-Chaired by the European Parliament and the country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The agenda includes interventions by Europol Executive Director, Ms Catherine De Bolle and keynote speeches by Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ms Ylva Johansson and Mr Aleš HOJS, Minister of Interior, Slovenia. JPSG will also hear a presentation by the European Data Protection Supervisor, Mr Wojciech Wiewiórowski. Thematic debates with the Office of the EPPO and high-profile experts from national authorities will include topics such as financial crime and corruption - protection of the EU financial interest and rules of procedure and online child abuse and the cooperation with third countries, including private persons and NGOs.