Europol’s parliamentary scrutiny is based on Article 88 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, according to which Europol’s activities are scrutinised by the European Parliament together with national parliaments.
Provisions on Europol’s Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) are laid down in Article 51 of Regulation (EU) 2016/794 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (“Europol Regulation”). The JPSG consists of representatives of the Member States’ national parliaments and the European Parliament. The JPSG is responsible for the political monitoring of Europol’s activities, including as regards the impact of those activities on fundamental rights and freedoms.
Media representatives can apply for accreditation with the European Parliament for the Meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, on 23-24 September in Brussels. More information and instructions for accreditation.
The event webpage on IPEX
The meeting page of the LIBE committee