Integration of the tasks of the "Antidrug" Division into the newly developed "Organised and General Crime" Division (since 1 January 2006 "Serious and Organised Crime" Division)
Integration of the work areas of the "Terrorism" Division into the "State Security" Division
The Schengen Information System (SIS) takes effect with the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement. To handle searches for criminals, a national central office for the Schengen Information System (Supplementary Information Request at the National Entry, SIRENE) is established at the BKA.
The new BKA Law enters into force. To implement the requirements set by the Federal Constitutional Court on 15 December 1983 (census judgment), the Federation has amended the "Law on the Bundeskriminalamt and the Cooperation between the Federation and the Laender in Criminal Police Matters" (BKA Law) by setting out area-specific, detailed legal provisions for the collection and use of person-related data.
Creation of a "Europol section" at the BKA with the task of performing and coordinating the function of a Europol National Unit (ENU) which the BKA has been entrusted with. Back in 1994, Germany had already installed a German liaison office at Europol in The Hague, Netherlands (until 1 October 1998 as Europol Drugs Unit). In terms of organisation, the German liaison office in The Hague belongs the BKA.
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