chapter  8
Police co-operation within western Europe
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The political discussion on the subject of the unification of the Internal Market within the EC by the end of 1992, and in particular the debate on the elimination of border controls of individual citizens at the national frontiers of the member states, has turned the subject of international police co-operation into ‘hot news’ virtually overnight. Reinforcement and re-structuring of mutual co-operation between the police agencies of the countries involved is being urged all round, both with a view to the enforcement of one common immigration policy and to the maintenance of law and order, in particular the fight against serious crime including terrorism.