28-09-2020 10:00
Seventh meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) on Europol

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The seventh meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol (JPSG) took on 28-29 September 2020 in Brussels and via remote participation due to the pandemic. The JPSG brings 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 included interventions by Europol Executive Director, Ms Catherine De Bolle and keynote speeches by Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ms Ylva Johansson and Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community of Germany, Mr Horst Seehofer. JPSG also heard a presentation by the European Data Protection Supervisor, Mr Wojciech Wiewiórowski. High profile discussions included topics such as the Europol activities with a special focus on Covid-19 crisis, the Fight against right-wing extremism and terrorism and the future role of the Europol and the Brexit related challenges.