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Europol chief calls for more online powers for police

Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, sat down with FRANCE 24 in The Hague. He says that unfortunately there will "probably" be further terrorist attacks in Europe. He points out that a number of planned attacks have been stopped in time over the past two years and says the sharing of information between EU countries has improved "tenfold" since 2015.

The UK is one of the more active members in terms of sharing and participating in Europol actions. But it is set to leave the EU, which means it will no longer be a full member of Europol either. Europol does, however, have agreements with non-EU members, so Wainwright expects the UK to have "some kind of associate membership".

Finally, the Europol director says he would like to see the police obtain more powers to do their job on the internet. However, he says encryption backdoors are not necessarily the solution.

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2017-06-24 refugees

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2017-06-24 refugees

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