Tuesday, April 5, 2022


Europol is the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation.  It was formed in 1998 to handle criminal intelligence and combat serious crime through cooperation with the authorities in each of the EU member countries.  Like Interpol, the agency doesn't have any executive powers so it can't arrest suspects but rather it provides the member country's police force with the intelligence required for local arrests.

In Czechland, Europol works with the Czech Police and the Czech Customs Administration.

While Interpol and Europol have similar names, and work together, they unrelated, independent agencies. Europol falls under the authority of the European Union and has its headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.

Here's a 6,5 minute video I found out on YouTube which has some interesting information on the history of Europol. 


Update 2023:  Here's 3-minute video about Europol.


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