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2016/0801(CNS) Agreement on strategic cooperation between Brazil and Europol

Progress: Awaiting final decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead LIBE MORAES Claude (icon: S&D S&D) GÁL Kinga (icon: PPE PPE)
Committee Opinion AFET
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 039

Events

2016/04/12
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2016/04/12
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 516 votes to 68, with 126 abstentions, in the framework of Parliament’s consultation procedure, a legislative resolution on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between the Federative Republic of Brazil and Europol.

Parliament approved the Council draft. It called on the Commission to:

· assess, after the entry into force of the new Europol Regulation , the provisions contained in the cooperation agreement;

· inform 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
2016/03/30
   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 Parliament’s consultation procedure, the report by Claude MORAES (S&D, UK) on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between the Federative Republic of Brazil and Europol.

The committee proposed that the European Parliament should approve the Council draft. It called on the Commission to:

assess, after the entry into force of the new Europol Regulation , the provisions contained in the cooperation agreement; inform 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.

Members supported the conclusion of this strategic cooperation agreement with Brazil, since it would aid and reinforce the fight against organised crime and would contribute to enhancing international law enforcement co-operation.

According to Europol, Brazil is increasingly relevant in the fight against organized crime, such as facilitated illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings, drug related crimes and credit card fraud, as well as other cybercrime related activities. Furthermore, the 2016 Olympic Games are expected, as is the case with any other major sports event, to lead to increased criminal activities. Lastly, Brazil is also of particular interest in the area of counter-terrorism and asset recovery.

Documents
2016/03/16
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2016/02/29
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2016/02/16
   EP - Responsible Committee
2016/01/21
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2015/11/30
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to authorise the European Police Office (Europol) to conclude the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Brazil 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, 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.

Brazil is included in the list determined by Decision 2009/935/JHA.

In order to increase effectiveness in preventing and combating serious forms of crime, Europol has initiated the procedure for the conclusion of an Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Brazil and Europol (‘Strategic Agreement’).

Strategic Agreements involve the exchange of information excluding personal data. Europol may conclude them only after approval by the Council, the latter having previously consulted the Management Board of Europol. The Management Board approved the Strategic Agreement on 6-7 October 2015.

The conditions for triggering the exercise of implementing powers by the Council pursuant to Decisions 2009/371/JHA, 2009/934/JHA and 2009/935/JHA have been met

CONTENT: by the draft implementing Decision, Europol is authorised to conclude the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Brazil and Europol.

The terms of the cooperation governed by the 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.

The Strategic Agreement contains no provision relating to the exchange of personal data .

Denmark, the United Kingdom and Ireland are taking part in the adoption and application of the Decision.

Documents
2015/10/14
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents

Documents

Activities

Votes

A8-0070/2016 - Claude Moraes - Vote unique

2016/04/12 Outcome: +: 516, 0: 126, -: 68
IT DE PL FR RO GB HU ES CZ BE BG PT SK AT SE HR LT LV DK FI NL EL SI MT LU CY EE IE
Total
66
92
50
72
30
65
20
48
20
21
17
21
13
17
19
11
10
8
12
13
25
20
8
5
6
6
4
10
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204

Belgium PPE

Abstain (1)

4
2

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Cyprus PPE

1

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
184

Croatia S&D

2

Latvia S&D

1

Netherlands S&D

3

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

2

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
70

Italy ECR

2

Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1
2

Netherlands ECR

2

Greece ECR

For (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
66

Romania ALDE

2

United Kingdom ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

Bulgaria ALDE

For (1)

4

Austria ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

Croatia ALDE

For (1)

Abstain (1)

2

Lithuania ALDE

3

Latvia ALDE

1

Denmark ALDE

3

Slovenia ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

Abstain (2)

2

Ireland ALDE

Abstain (1)

1
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15

Italy NI

For (1)

1

Germany NI

For (1)

Against (1)

2

Poland NI

1

France NI

3

United Kingdom NI

For (1)

1
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38

Germany EFDD

1

Poland EFDD

1

France EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

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1

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37

Germany ENF

Against (1)

1
2

United Kingdom ENF

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1

Belgium ENF

For (1)

1

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3

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4

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1

Czechia GUE/NGL

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Sweden GUE/NGL

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1

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

Against (1)

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
4

History

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

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      text
      • PURPOSE: to authorise the European Police Office (Europol) to conclude the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Brazil 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, 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.

        Brazil is included in the list determined by Decision 2009/935/JHA.

        In order to increase effectiveness in preventing and combating serious forms of crime, Europol has initiated the procedure for the conclusion of an Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Brazil and Europol (‘Strategic Agreement’).

        Strategic Agreements involve the exchange of information excluding personal data. Europol may conclude them only after approval by the Council, the latter having previously consulted the Management Board of Europol. The Management Board approved the Strategic Agreement on 6-7 October 2015.

        The conditions for triggering the exercise of implementing powers by the Council pursuant to Decisions 2009/371/JHA, 2009/934/JHA and 2009/935/JHA have been met

        CONTENT: by the draft implementing Decision, Europol is authorised to conclude the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Brazil and Europol.

        The terms of the cooperation governed by the 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.

        The Strategic Agreement contains no provision relating to the exchange of personal data.

        Denmark, the United Kingdom and Ireland are taking part in the adoption and application of the Decision.

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      • The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted, in the framework of Parliament’s consultation procedure, the report by Claude MORAES (S&D, UK) on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between the Federative Republic of Brazil and Europol.

        The committee proposed that the European Parliament should approve the Council draft. It called on the Commission to:

        • assess, after the entry into force of the new Europol Regulation, the provisions contained in the cooperation agreement;
        • inform 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.

        Members supported the conclusion of this strategic cooperation agreement with Brazil, since it would aid and reinforce the fight against organised crime and would contribute to enhancing international law enforcement co-operation.

        According to Europol, Brazil is increasingly relevant in the fight against organized crime, such as facilitated illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings, drug related crimes and credit card fraud, as well as other cybercrime related activities. Furthermore, the 2016 Olympic Games are expected, as is the case with any other major sports event, to lead to increased criminal activities. Lastly, Brazil is also of particular interest in the area of counter-terrorism and asset recovery.

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    Parliament approved the Council draft. It called on the Commission to:

    ·        assess, after the entry into force of the new Europol Regulation, the provisions contained in the cooperation agreement;

    ·        inform 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.

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  • The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted, in the framework of Parliament’s consultation procedure, the report by Claude MORAES (S&D, UK) on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by the European Police Office (Europol) of the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between the Federative Republic of Brazil and Europol.

    The committee proposed that the European Parliament should approve the Council draft. It called on the Commission to:

    • assess, after the entry into force of the new Europol Regulation, the provisions contained in the cooperation agreement;
    • inform 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.

    Members supported the conclusion of this strategic cooperation agreement with Brazil, since it would aid and reinforce the fight against organised crime and would contribute to enhancing international law enforcement co-operation.

    According to Europol, Brazil is increasingly relevant in the fight against organized crime, such as facilitated illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings, drug related crimes and credit card fraud, as well as other cybercrime related activities. Furthermore, the 2016 Olympic Games are expected, as is the case with any other major sports event, to lead to increased criminal activities. Lastly, Brazil is also of particular interest in the area of counter-terrorism and asset recovery.

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  • PURPOSE: to authorise the European Police Office (Europol) to conclude the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Brazil 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, 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.

    Brazil is included in the list determined by Decision 2009/935/JHA.

    In order to increase effectiveness in preventing and combating serious forms of crime, Europol has initiated the procedure for the conclusion of an Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Brazil and Europol (‘Strategic Agreement’).

    Strategic Agreements involve the exchange of information excluding personal data. Europol may conclude them only after approval by the Council, the latter having previously consulted the Management Board of Europol. The Management Board approved the Strategic Agreement on 6-7 October 2015.

    The conditions for triggering the exercise of implementing powers by the Council pursuant to Decisions 2009/371/JHA, 2009/934/JHA and 2009/935/JHA have been met

    CONTENT: by the draft implementing Decision, Europol is authorised to conclude the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Brazil and Europol.

    The terms of the cooperation governed by the 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.

    The Strategic Agreement contains no provision relating to the exchange of personal data.

    Denmark, the United Kingdom and Ireland are taking part in the adoption and application of the Decision.

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