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The executive director of Europol signed employment contract in Tallinn
04/18/2018


This week designated Executive Director of Europol Catherine De Bolle visited Tallinn and met with the Director General of the Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) Elmar Vaher and Deputy Director General Priit Pärkna. At the end of the meeting the new Executive Director of Europol signed an employment contract for the next four years.

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Current Belgian police commissioner Catherine De Bolle met with the Director General of the PBGB Elmar Vaher and the Chairman of the Management Board of Europol Priit Pärkna to discuss Member States and Estonian Police expectations to Europol and enhancing cooperation.
 
The chairman of the Management Board of Europol Priit Pärkna hopes that this meeting was a kickstart to even more productive cooperation between Europol and its Management Board. „For us, the cooperation and synergy between the member states and Europol is essential to work collectively for safer Europe. Operative information exchange and Europol’s analytical support has a very high importance in the fight against cross-border crime,“ said Pärkna.
 
Pärkna added that it must be noted that criminal activities become more related to the cyberspace. „States need to interact more to prevent and solve the cases of hybrid threats and cyber crime, but also crisis situations such as terrorism. Collectively we can ensure the safety of Europe,“ said the Chairman of the Management Board of Europol.
 
The new Executive Director of Europol commented: “It is my honour and privilege to accept the position of Executive Director of Europol. I know it is a significant commitment, but I am prepared to contribute along with Europol’s Management Board to build upon the successes of the past and to fulfil Europol’s mission of supporting and protecting EU Member States, and the wider community of European citizens as a whole”. 
 
The executive director of Europol is appointed for a four-year term, renewable once. Current Executive Director Rob Wainwright leaves Office on May 1, 2018.

Olja Kivistik
Police and Border Guard Board
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