Transnational crime: the importance of international collaboration

On 15 March 2017, Rob Wainwright, Director of EUROPOL, discussed the gravity behind the number of security threats facing the EU in our current climate, emphasising the importance of international collaboration in tackling these challenges.

Since becoming the Director of the EU’s law enforcement agency in 2009, Rob presented findings of Europol’s Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) 2017, showing how terrorist threats have evolved in the past two years towards our current situation at EU level.

He explained how these changes require policy makers and law enforcement to adapt their response and therefore, reaffirmed the crucial role of international cooperation in ensuring the security and freedom of all EU citizens.