EMPACT Cocaine Taskforce – 14 February

The European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT) has identified cocaine as a priority. Under the leadership of Spain, the participating Member States have drawn up a series of complementary Operational Action Plans. Closer cooperation among existing EU coordinating initiatives, specifically CORMS has been included as Activity 8.1. This means the Cocaine Route Programme is becoming more firmly integrated into the security architecture of the European Union allowing for closer coordination of activities. Two projects, Aircop from the  CRP and Euroguard, driven by EU Member States, are already coordinating their planned activities in Guinea Bissau. Future activities in other parts of West Africa and the Caribbean are set to follow.