The EU and the UK have concluded a Trade and Partnership Agreement specifying the possibilities and conditions for their cooperation after the end of the transition period that followed the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020.
The EU-UK Trade and Partnership Agreement includes provisions on the cooperation between Europol and the competent authorities of the UK.
Thanks to the conclusion of the Agreement, Europol could initiate the operational cooperation with the UK as third state already at the start of this year.
Europol is working on fully implementing the relevant provisions of the EU-UK Trade and Partnership Agreement as soon as possible in consultation with the UK and under the authority of its Management Board. Until an arrangement fully implementing those provisions is concluded between Europol and its UK counterpart, Europol is adhering to additional data protection safeguards that were defined in consultation with the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the Management Board.
Europol’s Management Board is an integral part of Europol’s administrative and management structure.