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Implementation of the Baltic Sea Task Force on Organized Crime Regional Strategy 2010-2014
Start date: Dec 31, 2010,
End date: Dec 30, 2012
The Baltic Sea Task Force (BSTF) sees its mission in supporting the participating countries, their governments and law enforcement agencies in delivering a coordinated overview and initiation of joint activities to meet both the operational and political needs in preventing and combating organised crime in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). The major goals of the BSTF when implementing the BSR are as follows:• 1. Strengthening the BSTF and Europol alignment• 2. Facilitating operational cooperation to combat organised crime in the BSR• 3. Further development of cooperation with other external partners• 4. Development of the involvement of Russia in operational activities within the EU and Europol frameworks, based on regional needs. Achievements: The very first BSTF operational planning and coordination meeting, attended by representatives from 10 Baltic Sea Region states, Europol and Interpol was held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 24-25 February 2011. Among other issues, new initiatives following BOCTA findings (Flagship Project 15.1) and decisions of the EU-Russia high level meeting were agreed.
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