• Mary MuscatEmail author


European policing is rich in the diversity of models of policing. European integration steered clear of interfering into the internal structures of police forces and instead sought to build institutions that facilitated cooperation between Member States and, in so doing, avoiding the creation of supranational structures and related legitimacy issues. The traditional police institutions were preserved while being enriched with new additions that reflected the European effort of providing common tools and avenues of police cooperation such as the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), the European Investigation Order (EIO), and the Joint Investigation Teams (JITs) approach. Likewise, agencies such as Cepol and Europol moulded common practices and platforms with the primary aim of facilitating police work across the Union.


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  1. 1.Civil Law Department, Faculty of LawsUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

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