Tag Archives: Belgium

New Europol head announced

This article reports that the commissioner general of the Belgian federal police, Catherine De Bolle, will become executive director of Europol on May 1, when current head Rob Wainright’s term concludes. She was the first female federal police commissioner in … Continue reading

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Role of parliament in police governance

Here is a link to a new volume from the respected Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces on the role of parliament in police governance. The book provides and compares case studies from 8 countries in Asia … Continue reading

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Speed camera effectiveness

This web page summarizes a recent systematic review of the impact of speed cameras, with links to the full study and advice for implementation. The review of 51 studies across 15 countries found, on average, a 52% reduction of vehicles … Continue reading

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Tracking terrorists in Europe

According to this article, a French parliamentary committee report on recent terror attacks cites failed information sharing among intelligence agencies and recommends restrictions on free movement among EU countries. The committee chair noted that “We have structures that date from the 1980s, when … Continue reading

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Europeans radicalized in Syria

This article discusses concerns in Belgium and France about youth returning from the conflict in Syria. The Europol director says of these young Europeans, “their extremist views might have been more entrenched and there is clearly a potential danger to … Continue reading

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