Top officials of the European Confederation of Police (EuroCOP) met local Malta Police Force and Home Affairs Ministry officials, to discuss a range of topics aimed at a better collaboration between the Ministry and the Force’s administration along with the Malta Police Union.
EuroCOP is the umbrella organisation for 35 police unions and staff organisations in Europe based in Luxembourg. representing the interests of police officers across the whole of the European landscape. The organisation tackles issues from police cooperation across borders to a safer working environment for police officers on the street. It remains determined to contribute to European policy debates and provide added value by giving a practitioners’ perspective.
In a statement to the media, the Malta Police Union (MPU) said that EuroCops’ President, Calum Steele and Head of Office, Nigel Dennis, held a meeting with Police Commissioner Angelo Gafa’ and the new Permanent Secretary at the Home Affairs Ministry, Emanuel Psaila. Present for this meeting were MPU’s own President, Vice-President and Secretary
Focal to the discussions undertaken was what needed to be done to improve the Malta Police Force personnel’s working conditions.
The MPU said that they “are confident that these meetings will serve as a solid platform for better understanding the requirements of all sides in the industrial relations sector.”
EuroCOP was established in November 2002, and is an independent, non-profit and secular organisation and has no affiliation with any government or political party. Financed through member contributions, EuroCOP is open to any organisation representing police officers in member countries of the European Union or the Council of Europe. EuroCOP is the only Police representative body that is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the European Trade Union Federation (ETUF). EuroCOP also has participation rights in the Council of Europe.