From Trevi to Europol: Germany’s Role in the Integration of EU Police Cooperation

Trauner, Florian and König, Franca, (2021). From Trevi to Europol: Germany’s Role in the Integration of EU Police Cooperation. Journal of European Integration, 43(2), 175-190

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    Author Trauner, Florian
    König, Franca
    Title From Trevi to Europol: Germany’s Role in the Integration of EU Police Cooperation
    Appearing in Journal of European Integration
    Volume 43
    Issue No. 2
    Publication Date 2021
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher Taylor and Francis
    Start page 175
    End page 190
    Language eng
    Abstract This article assesses Germany’s role in the integration of EU police cooperation as a ‘core state power’ from its beginnings in the 1970s up to today. Relying on a mix of methods including archival research and expert interviews, it demonstrates how Germany has contributed to expanding the scope of EU policing and institutionalising the European Police Office Europol. Between kick-starting initial cooperation and the creation of Europol, German police and political elites pushed for a holistic European approach on internal security long before other member states. As of the 2000s, German political elites increasingly preferred cooperation of avant-garde groups of member states to deepen integration and became more hesitant in view of supranational advocacy post-Lisbon Treaty. However, the continued lobbying of police practitioners and the ‘angst’ of a wider public in the wake of terrorist attacks has ensured a quite stable German preference for a strong Europol and more integration.
    Keyword Core State Powers
    EU Internal Security
    EU Police Cooperation
    Europol
    State Elites
    Mass Publics
    Copyright Holder The Author(s)
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.1080/07036337.2021.1877694 Abstract:
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