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16 April 2013 - Media release

Media invitation for 42nd INTERPOL European Regional Conference in Hungary

LYON, France – Senior law enforcement officials from throughout Europe will gather in Budapest, Hungary, from 14 – 16 May 2013 for the 42nd INTERPOL European Regional Conference.

The conference will focus on a range of international crime issues, including:

  • trafficking in human beings and illegal immigration
  • cybercrime
  • maritime piracy
  • organized crime and terrorism
  • INTERPOL-European Union cooperation

The opening ceremony and speeches by INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi and high-ranking Hungarian officials will be open to the media on the morning of Tuesday 14 May.

A press conference will be held immediately after the opening ceremony, in which senior INTERPOL and Hungarian officials will participate, including INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and President Ballestrazzi.

While the rest of the conference will be closed to the media, there will be opportunities for interviews with specialist officers from INTERPOL. Press releases will be made available on the INTERPOL website in addition to opening speeches.

Journalists wishing to attend the event should complete the official press accreditation form and send it by email with a colour photo (JPEG format) no later than Tuesday 23 May to Gáspár András,

Communications Service of the Hungarian National Police, e-mail:

Journalists attending the opening ceremony must bring valid identity documents to the venue.