16.12.2013 - CESP

CESP European calls up Commissioner Cecilia MALMSTRÖM

The Secretary – General of CESP has called up Cecilia MALMSTRÖM, European Commissioner responsible for Home Affairs, regarding intolerable budget cuts decided by Portuguese Government, for the Judiciary Police.

The budgetary cuts, as far as 60% to 76% in 2014, will threaten the operational capacity of Portuguese Judiciary Police. The fuels budget covers the needs until April 2014. Should investigations - from May 2014 - be carried out on foot?

CESP claims that the effects of such a policy are not going to stop at the Portuguese borders and will generate consequences on the security of the Schengen area.