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European Union - Fifth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 28 January 2003.


CONTENTS

REPORT

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

PART 2: EXTENDING EUROPOL'S REMIT

The scope of Europol's remit

"Serious international crime"

"International organised crime"

Revised proposals

Conclusion

The role of national units

Extension of the right to interrogate the Europol Information System

Europol as the contact point for action against counterfeiting the euro

Europol's overall role

PART 3: PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY OF EUROPOL'S WORK

Danish Presidency proposals

The role of parliaments

Community funding of Europol

Europol's future status

PART 4: DATA PROTECTION ISSUES

Transmission of data to third countries

Europol/USA Agreement

Transmission of data in exceptional cases

Authorisation by Member States

"Handling codes"

Enabling Europol to process data as background information

Time-limit on the storage of personal data

Right of access to Europol documents

PART 5: SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendation

Appendix 1: Sub-Committee F (Social Affairs, Education and Home Affairs)

Appendix 2: Call for evidence

Appendix 3: List of witnesses

Appendix 4: Extract from the Annex to the Europol Convention


 
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