Europol Executive Director, Catherine De Bolle visited Malta to discuss with Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Michael Farrugia, Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar, and high-ranking officers within the Malta Police Force to request more cooperation between Malta and the agency. Europol is an agency for the European Union charged with the protection of laws and was formed in 1998.
Minister Farrugia spoke with De Bolle about the training of individuals and explained the work and changes made in the police force to strengthen the economic crime unit sections, cyber crime and the forensic unit.
During the meeting with the Police Force, crime related topics, were discussed to further combat the threats of organized crime and terrorism to strengthen the Maltese and European Union citizens.
De Bolle remarked that Europol and Malta have a good relationship and this visit served as an opportunity for both parties continue to continue to work together and support each other.