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2015/0808(CNS) Agreement on operational and strategic cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Police Office (Europol)

Progress: Awaiting final decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead LIBE FONTANA Lorenzo (icon: ENF ENF) DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA Agustín (icon: PPE PPE), KAUFMANN Sylvia-Yvonne (icon: S&D S&D)
Committee Opinion AFET
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2015/12/16
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2015/12/16
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 314 votes to 181, with 68 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol.

Parliament approved the Council draft under the Parliament’s consultation procedure. It called on the Commission to:

assess, after the entry into force of the new Europol Regulation , the provisions contained in the cooperation agreement, in particular on data protection ; inform the Parliament and the Council of the outcome of this assessment and, if appropriate, to submit a recommendation for an authorisation to open international renegotiation of the agreement.

Documents
2015/12/03
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted, in the framework of a special legislative procedure (Parliament’s consultation), the report by Lorenzo FONTANA (ENF, IT) on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol.

The Committee recommended the European Parliament to approve the Council draft .

To recall, with regard to Council Decision 2009/371/JHA establishing the European Police Office (Europol) and Council Decision 2009/934/JHA adopting the implementing rules governing Europol’s relations with partners, Europol must conclude the agreements with the third States which are laid down in the list established by Council Decision 2009/935/JHA .

Such agreements have the objective of supporting and strengthening action by the competent authorities of the Member States and their mutual cooperation in preventing and combating organised crime, terrorism and other forms of serious crime affecting two or more Member States, and may concern the exchange of operational, strategic or technical information, including personal data and classified information.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is included in the list determined by Decision 2009/935/JHA.

Members called on the Commission to:

assess, after the entry into force of the new Europol Regulation, the provisions contained in the cooperation agreement, in particular on data protection; inform the Parliament and the Council of the outcome of this assessment and, if appropriate, to submit a recommendation for an authorisation to open international renegotiation of the agreement.

Documents
2015/11/30
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2015/11/25
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2015/11/10
   EP - FONTANA Lorenzo (ENF) appointed as rapporteur in LIBE
2015/11/05
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2015/10/05
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2015/08/24
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to approve the conclusion, by the European Police Office (Europol), of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol.

PROPOSED ACT: Council implementing decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council adopts the act after consulting the European Parliament but without being obliged to follow its opinion.

BACKGROUND: pursuant to Decision 2009/371/JHA establishing the European Police Office (Europol) and Decision 2009/934/JHA adopting the implementing rules governing Europol's relations with partners, including the exchange of personal data and classified information, Europol is to conclude agreements with the third States which have been put on the list determined by Decision 2009/935/JHA .

Such agreements have the objective of supporting and strengthening action by the competent authorities of the Member States and their mutual cooperation in preventing and combating organised crime, terrorism and other forms of serious crime affecting two or more Member States, and may concern the exchange of operational, strategic or technical information, including personal data and classified information.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is included in the list determined by Decision 2009/935/JHA.

In order to increase effectiveness in preventing and combating serious forms of crime and, in particular, given that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a potential candidate State and a close neighbour of the Union, with which Bosnia and Herzegovina has many links and exchanges, Europol has initiated the procedure for the conclusion of an Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol ('Operational and Strategic Agreement').

Strategic agreements may be concluded by Europol only after approval by the Council, the latter having previously consulted the Management Board of Europol. Operational agreements require, in addition, that the Council obtain, via the Management Board, the opinion of the Joint Supervisory Body of Europol, as far as the agreement concerns the exchange of personal data.

The Operational and Strategic Agreement received a positive opinion from the Joint Supervisory Body with regard to those provisions. The Management Board approved the Operational and Strategic Agreement on 13 May 2015 .

The conditions for triggering the exercise of the implementing powers by the Council pursuant to Decisions 2009/371/JHA, 2009/934/JHA and 2009/935/JHA have been met and an implementing decision should therefore be adopted in order to approve the conclusion of the Operational and Strategic Agreement.

CONTENT: in accordance with the draft implementing decision, Europol shall be authorised to conclude the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol.

The terms of the cooperation governed by the Operational and Strategic Agreement provide for the exchange of information , which may include specialist knowledge, general situation reports, results of strategic analysis, information on criminal investigation procedures and information on crime-prevention methods; participation in training activities; and the provision of advice and support in individual criminal investigations.

In addition, the Agreement contains provisions relating to the exchange of personal data .

Denmark, the United Kingdom and Ireland shall all take part in the adoption and application of this Decision.

Documents
2015/06/17
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents

Documents

Activities

Votes

A8-0352/2015 - Lorenzo Fontana - Résolution législative

2015/12/16 Outcome: +: 314, -: 181, 0: 68
PL DE CZ IT HU SK BG GB RO FR HR BE SI LV AT MT PT LU DK FI SE CY IE EE LT ES EL NL
Total
49
62
17
48
17
11
15
52
17
56
10
17
7
8
13
3
13
5
12
11
15
5
9
4
10
35
20
21
icon: PPE PPE
201

Luxembourg PPE

3

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE

Against (1)

2

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
2
icon: ECR ECR
69

Czechia ECR

2

Italy ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2

Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1
2

Lithuania ECR

Against (1)

1

Greece ECR

Against (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

2
icon: ENF ENF
30
2

United Kingdom ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Romania ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Belgium ENF

For (1)

1
3
icon: NI NI
14

Poland NI

1

Germany NI

For (1)

Against (1)

2

United Kingdom NI

For (1)

1

France NI

Abstain (1)

2
icon: EFDD EFDD
42

Poland EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

Against (1)

1

France EFDD

1

Sweden EFDD

Against (1)

2

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
48

Germany S&D

Against (1)

1

Czechia S&D

2

Hungary S&D

Abstain (1)

2

Slovakia S&D

Abstain (1)

2

Bulgaria S&D

2

United Kingdom S&D

For (1)

3

Romania S&D

1

France S&D

1

Croatia S&D

For (1)

1

Slovenia S&D

Against (1)

1

Latvia S&D

Abstain (1)

1

Austria S&D

Against (1)

1

Portugal S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

Abstain (1)

1
3

Finland S&D

Abstain (1)

1

Sweden S&D

For (1)

Against (1)

2

Cyprus S&D

For (1)

1

Lithuania S&D

1

Greece S&D

Abstain (1)

2

Netherlands S&D

3
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
46

Czechia GUE/NGL

2

Italy GUE/NGL

3

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
4

Netherlands GUE/NGL

Against (1)

3
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
47

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

6

Croatia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Slovenia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Lithuania Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2
icon: ALDE ALDE
65

Bulgaria ALDE

For (1)

4

United Kingdom ALDE

Against (1)

1

Romania ALDE

3

Croatia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Austria ALDE

Against (1)

1

Portugal ALDE

2

Denmark ALDE

For (1)

Against (1)

2

Sweden ALDE

3

Ireland ALDE

Against (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

3
4
AmendmentsDossier
5 2015/0808(CNS)
2015/11/25 LIBE 5 amendments...
source: 572.834

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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  • type: Responsible Committee body: EP associated: False committee_full: Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee: LIBE date: 2015-11-10T00:00:00 rapporteur: name: FONTANA Lorenzo group: Europe of Nations and Freedom abbr: ENF shadows: name: DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA Agustín group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) abbr: PPE name: KAUFMANN Sylvia-Yvonne group: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats abbr: S&D
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  • date: 2015-06-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=9384%2F15&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 09384/2015 type: Document attached to the procedure body: CSL
  • date: 2015-11-05T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE569.858 title: PE569.858 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2015-11-25T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE572.834 title: PE572.834 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
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  • date: 2015-08-24T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=10509%2F15&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 10509/2015 summary: PURPOSE: to approve the conclusion, by the European Police Office (Europol), of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol. PROPOSED ACT: Council implementing decision. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council adopts the act after consulting the European Parliament but without being obliged to follow its opinion. BACKGROUND: pursuant to Decision 2009/371/JHA establishing the European Police Office (Europol) and Decision 2009/934/JHA adopting the implementing rules governing Europol's relations with partners, including the exchange of personal data and classified information, Europol is to conclude agreements with the third States which have been put on the list determined by Decision 2009/935/JHA . Such agreements have the objective of supporting and strengthening action by the competent authorities of the Member States and their mutual cooperation in preventing and combating organised crime, terrorism and other forms of serious crime affecting two or more Member States, and may concern the exchange of operational, strategic or technical information, including personal data and classified information. Bosnia and Herzegovina is included in the list determined by Decision 2009/935/JHA. In order to increase effectiveness in preventing and combating serious forms of crime and, in particular, given that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a potential candidate State and a close neighbour of the Union, with which Bosnia and Herzegovina has many links and exchanges, Europol has initiated the procedure for the conclusion of an Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol ('Operational and Strategic Agreement'). Strategic agreements may be concluded by Europol only after approval by the Council, the latter having previously consulted the Management Board of Europol. Operational agreements require, in addition, that the Council obtain, via the Management Board, the opinion of the Joint Supervisory Body of Europol, as far as the agreement concerns the exchange of personal data. The Operational and Strategic Agreement received a positive opinion from the Joint Supervisory Body with regard to those provisions. The Management Board approved the Operational and Strategic Agreement on 13 May 2015 . The conditions for triggering the exercise of the implementing powers by the Council pursuant to Decisions 2009/371/JHA, 2009/934/JHA and 2009/935/JHA have been met and an implementing decision should therefore be adopted in order to approve the conclusion of the Operational and Strategic Agreement. CONTENT: in accordance with the draft implementing decision, Europol shall be authorised to conclude the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol. The terms of the cooperation governed by the Operational and Strategic Agreement provide for the exchange of information , which may include specialist knowledge, general situation reports, results of strategic analysis, information on criminal investigation procedures and information on crime-prevention methods; participation in training activities; and the provision of advice and support in individual criminal investigations. In addition, the Agreement contains provisions relating to the exchange of personal data . Denmark, the United Kingdom and Ireland shall all take part in the adoption and application of this Decision.
  • date: 2015-10-05T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2015-11-30T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2015-12-03T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2015-0352&language=EN title: A8-0352/2015 summary: The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted, in the framework of a special legislative procedure (Parliament’s consultation), the report by Lorenzo FONTANA (ENF, IT) on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol. The Committee recommended the European Parliament to approve the Council draft . To recall, with regard to Council Decision 2009/371/JHA establishing the European Police Office (Europol) and Council Decision 2009/934/JHA adopting the implementing rules governing Europol’s relations with partners, Europol must conclude the agreements with the third States which are laid down in the list established by Council Decision 2009/935/JHA . Such agreements have the objective of supporting and strengthening action by the competent authorities of the Member States and their mutual cooperation in preventing and combating organised crime, terrorism and other forms of serious crime affecting two or more Member States, and may concern the exchange of operational, strategic or technical information, including personal data and classified information. Bosnia and Herzegovina is included in the list determined by Decision 2009/935/JHA. Members called on the Commission to: assess, after the entry into force of the new Europol Regulation, the provisions contained in the cooperation agreement, in particular on data protection; inform the Parliament and the Council of the outcome of this assessment and, if appropriate, to submit a recommendation for an authorisation to open international renegotiation of the agreement.
  • date: 2015-12-16T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=26481&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2015-12-16T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2015-0453 title: T8-0453/2015 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 314 votes to 181, with 68 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol. Parliament approved the Council draft under the Parliament’s consultation procedure. It called on the Commission to: assess, after the entry into force of the new Europol Regulation , the provisions contained in the cooperation agreement, in particular on data protection ; inform the Parliament and the Council of the outcome of this assessment and, if appropriate, to submit a recommendation for an authorisation to open international renegotiation of the agreement.
procedure
reference
2015/0808(CNS)
title
Agreement on operational and strategic cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Police Office (Europol)
subject
geographical_area
Bosnia and Herzegovina
type
CNS - Consultation procedure
subtype
Legislation
stage_reached
Awaiting final decision
dossier_of_the_committee
LIBE/8/04525