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RAILPOL President visited Slovakia (February 2012)


Mr. Arend Bannink, President of RAILPOL, paid visit to Slovakia on February 7 - 9, 2012. During his stay in Bratislava he was welcomed by the vice-president of the Police Force, Mr. ─Żubomír Ábel.

In their discussion they focused mainly on the organisational structure of the railway police in different member countries of RAILPOL, especially on those of the Netherlands. Mr. Ábel presented the changes regarding the integration of the Railway Police into the national Police Force on January 1, 2011, especially the positives and the negatives of this issue. Mr. Bannink informed that there are many countries in EU having the re-organisation within the police organisations recently. Next discussed item was the cooperation between Slovakia and RAILPOL. Mr. Bannink expressed a satisfaction with this cooperation and invited Slovakia to encourage neighbouring countries in stronger cooperation with RAILPOL.

The official program of Mr. Bannink also included meeting with head of the Railway Police Department at Presidium of the Police Force Mr. Norbert Berecz and an inspection at the railway police unit at the main station in Bratislava.




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