Trevi Group

Groupe de Trevi
Grupo Trevi

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1976-06-29 Luxembourg


29 Jun 1976, Luxembourg, on signature of a resolution by Ministers of member countries of H-XD0665 - European Community and at the instigation of the Prime Minister of the UK, as part of an initiative of E-XE7976 - European Council, 1976, to convene home affairs ministers for regular public order and internal security discussions. An intergovernmental mechanism not based on a treaty and of necessity confidential. Trevi is an acronym for Terrorisme, radicalisme et violence internationale. Also referred to in English as Trevi Intergovernmental Cooperation. Under T-XT9113 - Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty), signed 7 Feb 1992, Trevi was incorporated into Cooperation in the Field of Justice and Home Affairs (CJHA) (interior policy) as the third pillar of the F-XF2147 - European Union (EU), together with H-XF0662 - European Communities (EC) and Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP / PESC) as first and second pillars. Functions on a more informal basis since coming into force of the Maastricht Treaty.


Share information on criminal activities in Europe while maintaining civil rights of citizens; improve the flow of information among national secret services, ensuring political control of such information; accelerate coordinated action to deal with terrorism, drug-trafficking and organized crime; reduce discrepancies among national policies; attack political problems at the root of terrorist violence; address political issues related to policing and to national security implications of the reduction of border controls of states and the relaxation of internal frontiers.


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Meeting of Ministers of Justice and/or of the Home and Internal Affairs of member countries (twice a year, once during every EC Presidency) chaired by the current Chairman of E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union. Praesidium or "Troika", comprising former chairman, present chairman and future chairman of the European Council. Meetings of representatives of Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Other organs: Trevi/Immigration Ministers; Trevi Senior Officials (senior officials and police officers servicing Ministers' meetings); Trevi Senior Officials Troika; Trevi Working Groups - I II and III; Trevi 1992 Working Group; H-XE0781 - Bureau de coordination de l'action des quinze pays de la CE en matière de sécurité publique (Rhodes Group of Coordinators) - team of 5 officials to ensure follow-up to Working Groups. Working Groups consist of police officers, officials and experts in specific areas who provide reports for the Ministers. Working Group initiatives are implemented through U-XE1857 - CATS, previously 'K4 Committee'.

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