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UK opt-in to the CEPOL Regulation

The European Police College (CEPOL) brings together senior police officers from across the EU and aims to encourage cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime, and the maintenance of public security and law and order, through training and exchange programmes and the sharing of research and best pratice.

On 16 July 2014 the Commission brought forward a proposal for a Regulation relating to the constitution and functions of CEPOL. The  Regulation, unlike the Council Decision under which CEPOL is currently constituted, apply to the UK only if the Government notifies the Presidency within three months of the proposal being presented to the Council that the UK wishes to take part in the adoption and application of the Regulation-in other words, to opt-in to it.  

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Members are required to register any financial and non-financial interests that a reasonable member of the public might think would influence their actions in Parliament. The full text of the Register is available online: