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Rob Wainwright, the new head of the European Law Enforcement Organisation (Europol), believes that by sharing information across Europe and with each other, the public and private sectors can increase their understanding of cross-border organised crime. He talks to Nick Kochan


A booming drug production industry, the threat of separatist violence and Islamist terrorism, growth in fraud and boiler rooms, and a resurgence of human trafficking from eastern Europe were just some of the topics on Rob Wainwright's plate when he took over as head of the European Law Enforcement Organisation, or Europol, in April.

Today, with these challenges very much at the forefront of his mind, he faces a further issue - a change in the organisation's legal status that will expand its

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