Tuesday 14 July 2009, 10.30 am
Wilson Room, Portcullis House
This is a one-off session to consider the work of Europol, the European Union law enforcement organisation set up to improve the effectiveness and cooperation between the competent authorities of the member states in preventing and combating serious international organised crime and terrorism.
The Committee is taking evidence from:
At 10.30 am
Rob Wainwright, Director, Europol
Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee, said:
It is now ten years since Europol became fully operational. We are keen to explore with its new British director progress made during this time to improve European efforts to tackle serious and organised crime and terrorism, and outstanding challenges. In particular, Mr Wainwright's evidence will inform our current inquiry into the cocaine trade and will follow on from our previously published report on human trafficking."