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22 April 2016

Media invitation for 44th INTERPOL European Regional Conference in Czech Republic

LYON, France – Senior law enforcement officials from across Europe will gather in Prague, Czech Republic, from 18 – 20 May 2016 for the 44th INTERPOL European Regional Conference.

In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, the conference will focus on a range of transnational crime issues, including:

  • terrorism
  • border security
  • cybercrime
  • cooperation between INTERPOL and national law enforcement in Europe.

The opening ceremony and speeches of high-ranking officials from Czech Republic and INTERPOL on the morning of Wednesday 18 May will be open to the media.

A press conference will be held immediately following the opening ceremony, in which senior Czech and INTERPOL officials will participate.

While the remainder of the conference will be closed to the media, there will be opportunities for interviews with specialist officers from INTERPOL.

Information on the conference will be made available on the INTERPOL website www.interpol.int, in addition to photos and opening speeches.

Journalists wishing to attend the event should complete the official media accreditation form and send it together with a colour photo (JPEG format) no later than Friday 6 May to Mr David Schön, Czech National Police, e-mail: david.schon@pcr.cz.

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