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62. Zakon o ratifikaciji Protokola na podlagi člena 43(1) Konvencije o ustanovitvi Evropskega policijskega urada (Konvencija o Europolu), o spremembah te konvencije (MPKEPS), stran 4122.

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O RAZGLASITVI ZAKONA O RATIFIKACIJI PROTOKOLA NA PODLAGI ČLENA 43(1) KONVENCIJE O USTANOVITVI EVROPSKEGA POLICIJSKEGA URADA (KONVENCIJA O EUROPOLU), O SPREMEMBAH TE KONVENCIJE (MPKEPS)
Razglašam Zakon o ratifikaciji Protokola na podlagi člena 43(1) Konvencije o ustanovitvi Evropskega policijskega urada (Konvencija o Europolu), o spremembah te konvencije (MPKEPS), ki ga je sprejel Državni zbor Republike Slovenije na seji 20. maja 2004.
Št. 001-22-116/04
Ljubljana, dne 28. maja 2004
Predsednik
Republike Slovenije
dr. Janez Drnovšek l. r.
Z A K O N
O RATIFIKACIJI PROTOKOLA NA PODLAGI ČLENA 43(1) KONVENCIJE O USTANOVITVI EVROPSKEGA POLICIJSKEGA URADA (KONVENCIJA O EUROPOLU), O SPREMEMBAH TE KONVENCIJE (MPKEPS)
1. člen
Ratificira se Protokol na podlagi člena 43(1) Konvencije o ustanovitvi Evropskega policijskega urada (Konvencija o Europolu), o spremembah te konvencije, podpisan v Bruslju dne 27. novembra 2003.
2. člen
Besedilo protokola se v izvirniku v angleškem in v prevodu v slovenskem jeziku glasi:
P R O T O C O L
Drawn up on the basis of Article 43(1) of the Convention on the Establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention), amending that Convention
THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES to this Protocol, Contracting Parties to the Convention on the Establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention), Member States of the European Union,
REFERRING TO the act of the Council of the European Union of 27 November 2003,
Considering that:
(1) The Europol Convention needs to be amended in the light of the discussions within the Council.
(2) Europol needs to be given the necessary support and means to function effectively as the focal point of European police cooperation.
(3) The required changes need to be made to the Europol Convention so as to strengthen Europol's operational support function with respect to the national police authorities.
(4) The European Council has stated that Europol has a key role with respect to cooperation between Member States' authorities in the field of cross-border crime investigation in supporting Union-wide crime prevention, analyses and investigation. The European Council has called on the Council to provide Europol with the necessary support,
HAVE AGREED UPON THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
Article 1
The Europol Convention is hereby amended as follows:
1. Article 2 shall be replaced by the following:
"Article 2
Objective
1. The objective of Europol shall be, within the framework of police cooperation between the Member States pursuant to the Treaty on European Union, to improve, by means of the measures referred to in this Convention, the effectiveness and cooperation of the competent authorities in the Member States in preventing and combating serious international crime where there are factual indications or reasonable grounds for believing that an organised criminal structure is involved and two or more Member States are affected in such a way as to require a common approach by the Member States owing to the scale, significance and consequences of the offences concerned. For the purpose of this Convention the following forms of crime shall be considered as serious international crime: crimes committed or likely to be committed in the course of terrorist activities against life, limb, personal freedom or property, unlawful drug trafficking, illegal money-laundering activities, trafficking in nuclear and radioactive substances, illegal immigrant smuggling, trade in human beings, motor vehicle crime and the forms of crime listed in the Annex or specific manifestations thereof.
2. On a proposal from the Management Board, the Council shall unanimously lay down the priorities for Europol in respect of the combating and prevention of the forms of serious international crime within its mandate.
3. Europol's competence as regards a form of crime or specific manifestations thereof shall cover related criminal offences. It shall, however, not cover offences predicate to illegal money-laundering activities with regard to which forms of crime Europol has no competence pursuant to paragraph 1.
The following shall be regarded as related and shall be taken into account in accordance with the procedures set out in Articles 8 and 10:
– criminal offences committed in order to procure the means for perpetrating acts within Europol's sphere of competence,
– criminal offences committed in order to facilitate or carry out acts within Europol's sphere of competence,
– criminal offences committed to ensure the impunity of acts within Europol's sphere of competence.
4. For the purposes of this Convention, 'competent authorities' means all public bodies existing in the Member States, which are responsible under national law for preventing and combating criminal offences.";
2. Article 3 shall be amended as follows:
(a) paragraph 3 shall be replaced by the following:
"3. In the context of its objective under Article 2(1), Europol may, in addition, in accordance with the staffing and budgetary resources at its disposal and within the limits set by the Management Board, assist Member States through advice and research in particular in the following areas:
1. training of members of their competent authorities;
2. organisation and equipment of those authorities through facilitating the provision of technical support between the Member States;
3. crime prevention methods;
4. technical and forensic police methods and investigative procedures.";
(b) the following paragraph shall be added:
"4. Without prejudice to the Convention for the Prevention of Counterfeiting Currency, signed at Geneva on 20 April 1929, and the protocol thereto, Europol shall also act as a European Union contact point in its contacts with third States and organisations for the suppression of counterfeit euro currency.";
3. Article 4 shall be amended as follows:
(a) paragraph 2 shall be replaced by the following:
"2. The national unit shall be the only liaison body between Europol and the competent national authorities. However, Member States may allow direct contacts between designated competent authorities and Europol subject to conditions determined by the Member State in question, including prior involvement of the national unit.
The national unit shall at the same time receive from Europol any information exchanged in the course of direct contacts between Europol and designated competent authorities. Relationships between the national unit and the competent authorities shall be governed by national law, and, in particular, the relevant national constitutional requirements.";
(b) in paragraph 5, "as set out in Article K.2(2) of the Treaty on European Union," shall be replaced by "with regard to the maintenance of law and order and the safeguarding of internal security,";
(c) paragraph 7 shall be replaced by the following:
"7. The Heads of national units shall meet on a regular basis to assist Europol, at their own motion or on request, by giving advice.";
4. the following Article shall be inserted:
"Article 6a
Information processing by Europol
In support of the execution of its tasks, Europol may also process data for the purpose of determining whether such data are relevant for its tasks, and can be included in the computerised system of collected information referred to in Article 6(1).
The Contracting Parties meeting within the Council, acting with a two-thirds majority, shall determine conditions related to the processing of such data, in particular with respect to the access and usage of the data, as well as time limits for the storage and deletion of the data that may not exceed six months, having due regard to the principles referred to in Article 14. The Management Board shall prepare the decision of the Contracting Parties and consult the joint supervisory body referred to in Article 24.";
5. Article 9 shall be amended as follows:
(a) the first sentence of paragraph 1 shall be replaced by the following:
"1. National units, liaison officers and the Director, Deputy Directors or duly empowered Europol officials shall have the right to input data directly into the information system and retrieve them therefrom.";
(b) the following paragraph shall be added:
"4. In addition to the national units and persons referred to in paragraph 1, competent authorities designated to this effect by the Member States may also query the Europol information system. However, the result of the query will only indicate whether the requested data is available in the Europol information system. Further information may then be obtained via the Europol national unit.
Information concerning the designated competent authorities, including subsequent modifications, shall be transmitted to the General Secretariat of the Council, which shall publish the information in the Official Journal of the European Union.";
6. Article 10 shall be amended as follows:
(a) in paragraph 1 the introductory part shall be replaced by the following:
"1. Where this is necessary to achieve the objective laid down in Article 2(1), Europol may, in addition to data of a non-personal nature, store, modify, and utilise in other files data on criminal offences for which Europol is competent, including data on the related criminal offences provided for in the second subparagraph of Article 2(3) which are intended for specific analyses and which concern:";
(b) point 1 of paragraph 2, shall be replaced by the following:
"1. analysts and other Europol officials designated by the Europol Directorate;"
(c) the following subparagraph shall be added after point 2 of paragraph 2:
"Only analysts shall be authorised to enter data into the file concerned and modify such data; all participants may retrieve data from the file";
(d) paragraph 5 shall be replaced by the following:
"5. In so far as Europol is entitled under European Union or international legal instruments to gain computerised access to data from other information systems, Europol may retrieve personal data by such means if this is necessary for the performance of its tasks pursuant to point 2 of Article 3(1). The applicable provisions of such European Union or international legal instruments shall govern the use of this data by Europol.";
(e) the second sentence of paragraph 8 shall be replaced by the following:
"Any dissemination or operational use of data communicated shall be decided on by the Member State that communicated the data to Europol. If it cannot be determined which Member State communicated the data to Europol, the decision on dissemination or operational use of data shall be taken by the participants in the analysis. A Member State or an associated expert joining an analysis in progress may not, in particular, disseminate or use the data without the prior agreement of the Member States initially concerned.";
(f) the following paragraph shall be added:
"9. Europol may invite experts of third States or third bodies within the meaning of paragraph 4 to be associated with the activities of an analysis group, where:
1. an agreement is in force between Europol and the third State or third body, which contains appropriate provisions on the exchange of information, including the transmission of personal data, as well as on the confidentiality of exchanged information;
2. the association of the experts of the third State or third body is in the interest of the Member States;
3. the third State or third body is directly concerned by the analysis work; and
4. all participants within the meaning of paragraph 2 agree on the association of the experts of the third State or third body with the activities of the analysis group.
The association of experts of a third State or a third body with the activities of an analysis group shall be subject to an arrangement between Europol and the third State or third body. The rules governing such arrangements shall be determined by the Management Board acting by a majority of two thirds of its members.
Details of the arrangements between Europol and third States or third bodies shall be sent to the joint supervisory body referred to in Article 24 which may address any comments it deems necessary to the Management Board.";
7. Article 12 shall be replaced by the following:
"Article 12
Order opening a data file
1. For every computerised data file containing personal data operated by Europol for the purpose of performing its tasks referred to in Article 10, Europol shall specify in an order opening the file:
1. the file name;
2. the purpose of the file;
3. the groups of persons on whom data are stored;
4. the nature of the data to be stored, and any of the data listed in the first sentence of Article 6 of the Council of Europe Convention of 28 January 1981 which are strictly necessary;
5. the type of personal data used to open the file;
6. the supply or input of the data to be stored;
7. the conditions under which the personal data stored in the file may be communicated, to which recipients and under what procedure;
8. the time limits for examining the data and the duration of storage;
9. the method of establishing the audit log.
2. The Management Board and the joint supervisory body provided for in Article 24 shall immediately be advised by the Director of Europol of the order opening the file and shall receive the dossier.
The joint supervisory body may address any comments it deems necessary to the Management Board. The Director of Europol may request the joint supervisory body to do this within a certain period of time.
3. At any time the Management Board may instruct the Director of Europol to amend an opening order or close the file. The Management Board shall decide on what date any such amendment or closure will have effect.
4. The data file may not be retained for a period of more than three years. Before the three-year period has expired, however, Europol shall review the need for the continuation of the file. When it is strictly necessary for the purpose of the file, the Director of Europol may order the continuation of the file for a new period of three years. The procedure to be followed in such cases shall be as specified in paragraphs 1 to 3.";
8. Article 16 shall be replaced by the following:
"Article 16
Provisions on control of retrievals
Europol shall establish appropriate control mechanisms to allow the verification of the legality of retrievals from the computerised system of collected information referred to in Articles 6 and 6a.
The data thus collected shall be used only for this purpose by Europol and the supervisory bodies referred to in Articles 23 and 24 and shall be deleted after six months unless the data are further required for ongoing control. The details of such control mechanisms shall be decided upon by the Management Board following consultation with the joint supervisory body.";
9. Article 18 shall be amended as follows:
point 3 of paragraph 1 shall be replaced by the following:
"3. this is permissible under the general rules within the meaning of paragraph 2; such rules may provide for a deviation from point 2 in exceptional cases where the Director of Europol considers the transmission of the data to be absolutely necessary to safeguard the essential interests of the Member States concerned within the scope of Europol's objectives or in the interests of preventing imminent danger associated with crime. The Director of Europol shall in all circumstances consider the data-protection level in the State or body in question with a view to balancing this data-protection level with the interests referred to above.";
10. Article 21(3) shall be replaced by the following:
"3. The need for continued storage of personal data relating to individuals as referred to in Article 10(1) shall be reviewed every year and the review documented. Storage of such data in a data file referred to in Article 12 may not exceed the period of existence of the file.";
11. the following paragraph shall be added to Article 22:
"4. the principles laid down in this title concerning information processing shall apply to data in paper files.";
12. in Article 24(6) the words "In accordance with the procedure laid down in Title VI of the Treaty on European Union, these shall be forwarded to the Council;" shall be replaced by the following:
"Such reports shall be forwarded to the European Parliament and to the Council; "
13. in Article 26(3) the words "and of Title VI of the Treaty on European Union" shall be deleted;
14. Article 28 shall be amended as follows:
(a) point 1 shall be replaced by the following:
"1. shall take part in the establishment of the priorities for Europol in respect of the combating and prevention of the forms of serious international crime within its mandate (Article 2(2)); "
(b) the following points shall be inserted:
"3a. shall take part in the determination of the conditions related to the processing of data for the purpose of determining whether such data are relevant for its tasks, and can be included in the computerised system of collected information (Article 6a); "
"4a. shall determine by a majority of two thirds of its members the rules governing arrangements regarding the association of experts of a third State or a third body with the activities of an analysis group (Article 10(9)); "
(c) point 7 shall be replaced by the following:
"7. may instruct the Director of Europol to amend an opening order or close the file (Article 12(3)); "
(d) the following point shall be inserted:
"14a. shall, acting by a majority of two thirds of its members, adopt rules for access to Europol documents (Article 32a); "
(e) point 22 shall be replaced by the following:
"22. shall take part in any amendment of this Convention or the Annex thereto (Article 43); "
(f) paragraph 10 shall be replaced by the following:
"10. Taking into account the priorities as set out by the Council in accordance with Article 2(2) and the update by the Director of Europol as referred to in point 6 of Article 29(3), the Management Board shall adopt unanimously each year:
1. a general report on Europol's activities during the previous year;
2. a report on Europol's future activities taking into account Member States' operational requirements and budgetary and staffing implications for Europol.
Such reports shall be submitted to the Council to take note and endorse. They shall also be forwarded by the Council to the European Parliament for information.";
15. In Article 29(3):
– point 6 shall be replaced by the following:
"6. on a regular basis, updating the Management Board on the implementation of the priorities as referred to in Article 2(2); "
– the following point shall be added:
"7. all other tasks assigned to him in this Convention or by the Management Board.";
16. in Article 30(1) "Title VI of" shall be deleted;
17. the following Article shall be inserted:
"Article 32a
Right of access to Europol documents
On the basis of a proposal by the Director of Europol, the Management Board, acting by a majority of two thirds of its members, shall adopt rules for access to Europol documents for any citizen of the Union, and any natural or legal person residing or having its registered office in a Member State, taking account of the principles and limits stated in the regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents adopted on the basis of Article 255 of the Treaty establishing the European Community.";
18. Article 34 shall be replaced by the following:
"Article 34
Informing the European Parliament
1. The Council shall consult the European Parliament in accordance with the consultation procedure laid down in the Treaty on European Union on any initiative of a Member State or proposal of the Commission pertaining to the adoption of any measure referred to in Articles 10(1), 10(4), 18(2), 24(7), 26(3), 30(3), 31(1), 42(2), or should this Convention or the Annex thereto be amended in any way.
2. The Presidency of the Council or its representative may appear before the European Parliament with a view to discuss general questions relating to Europol. The Presidency of the Council or its representative may be assisted by the Director of Europol. The Presidency of the Council or its representative shall, with respect to the European Parliament, take into account the obligations of discretion and confidentiality.
3. The obligations laid down in this Article shall be without prejudice to the rights of national parliaments and to the general principles applicable to relations with the European Parliament pursuant to the Treaty on European Union.";
19. the following shall be added to Article 35(4):
"The five-year financing plan shall be sent to the Council. It shall also be forwarded by the Council to the European Parliament for information.";
20. in Article 39(4) the phrase starting with "the Brussels Convention of" shall be replaced by the following:
"Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.";
21. the following paragraph shall be added to Article 42:
"3. Europol shall establish and maintain close cooperation with Eurojust, in so far as it is relevant for the performance of the tasks of Europol and for achieving its objectives, taking into account the need to avoid duplication of effort. The essential elements of such cooperation shall be determined by an agreement to be established in accordance with this Convention and its implementing measures.";
22. Article 43 shall be amended as follows:
(a) in paragraph 1, "of Article K.1(9)" shall be deleted;
(b) paragraph 3 shall be replaced by the following:
"3. However, the Council, acting unanimously, may decide, after the Management Board has discussed the matter, to amend the Annex to this Convention by adding other forms of serious international crime or modifying the definitions therein.";
23. the Annex shall be amended as follows:
(a) the title shall be replaced by the following:
"ANNEX
referred to in Article 2
List of other forms of serious international crime which Europol is competent to deal with in addition to those already provided for in Article 2(1) in compliance with Europol's objective as set out in Article 2(1)";
(b) the paragraph beginning with "In addition, in accordance with Article 2(2)" shall be deleted;
(c) in the paragraph beginning with "With regard to the forms of crime listed in Article 2(2)", "Article 2(2)" shall be replaced by "Article 2(1)";
(d) the following indent shall be added after "signed at Strasbourg on 8 November 1990.":
"– 'unlawful drug trafficking' means the criminal offences listed in Article 3(1) of the United Nations Convention of 20 December 1988 against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and in the provisions amending or replacing that Convention.";
24. in Article 10(1) and (4), Article 18(2), Article 29(1), Article 29(6), Article 30(3), Article 31(1), Article 35(5) and (9), Article 36(3), Article 40(1), Article 41(3), Article 42(2) and Article 43(1), "in accordance with the procedure laid down in Title VI of the Treaty on European Union" shall be deleted.
Article 2
1. This Protocol shall be adopted by the Member States in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements.
2. Member States shall notify the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union of the completion of the constitutional procedures for the adoption of this Protocol.
3. This Protocol shall enter into force 90 days after the notification referred to in paragraph 2 by the State which was a member of the European Union at the time of adoption by the Council of the Act establishing this Protocol and was the last to complete the notification.
Article 3
If this Protocol enters into force in accordance with Article 2(3) prior to the entry into force of the Protocol drawn up on the basis of Article 43(1) of the Convention on the Establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention) amending Article 2 and the Annex to that Convention, in accordance with Article 2(3) thereof, the latter protocol shall be deemed to have been repealed.
Article 4
1. This Protocol shall be open to accession by any State that becomes a member of the European Union if it has not already entered into force by the date of deposit of the instruments of accession to the Europol Convention pursuant to Article 46 thereof.
2. The instruments of accession to this Protocol shall be deposited at the same time as the instruments of accession to the Europol Convention pursuant to Article 46 thereof.
3. The text of this Protocol in the language of the acceding State, drawn up by the Council of the European Union, shall be authentic.
4. If this Protocol has not already entered into force at the time of expiry of the period referred to in Article 46(4) of the Europol Convention, it shall enter into force with respect to any acceding State on the date on which the Protocol enters into force in accordance with Article 2(3).
5. If this Protocol enters into force pursuant to Article 2(3) prior to expiry of the period referred to in Article 46(4) of the Europol Convention, but after deposit of the instrument of accession referred to in paragraph 2, the acceding Member State shall accede to the Europol Convention as amended by this Protocol, in accordance with Article 46 of the Europol Convention.
Article 5
1. The Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union shall act as depository of this Protocol.
2. The depository shall publish in the Official Journal of the European Union information on adoptions and accessions and any other notification concerning this Protocol.
 
Done at Brussels on the twenty-seventh day of November in the year two thousand and three.
P R O T O K O L
na podlagi člena 43(1) Konvencije o ustanovitvi Evropskega policijskega urada (Konvencija o Europolu), o spremembah te konvencije
VISOKE POGODBENICE tega Protokola, pogodbenice Konvencije o ustanovitvi Evropskega policijskega urada (Konvencija o Europolu), države članice Evropske unije SO SE
SKLICUJOČ na Akt Sveta Evropske unije z dne 27. novembra 2003,
ob upoštevanju naslednjega:
(1) Konvencijo o Europolu je treba spremeniti v luči razprav v okviru Sveta.
(2) Europolu je treba zagotoviti potrebno podporo in sredstva, da bi lahko učinkovito izpolnjeval svojo osrednjo vlogo v okviru evropskega policijskega sodelovanja.
(3) Konvencijo o Europolu je treba ustrezno spremeniti in s tem okrepiti operativno podporno funkcijo Europola v zarmerju do nacionalnih policijskih organov.
(4) Evropski svet je poudaril, da ima Europol v okviru sodelovanja med pristojnimi organi držav članic na področju preiskav čezmejnega kriminala s podpiranjem preprečevanja kaznivih dejanj ter analiz in preiskav na ravni Unije ključno vlogo. Evropski svet je pozval Svet, da zagotovi Europolu vso potrebno podporo
SPORAZUMELE O NASLEDNJIH DOLOČBAH:
Člen 1
Konvencijo o Europolu se spremeni na naslednji način:
 
1. Člen 2 se nadomesti z naslednjim:
"Člen 2
Cilj
1. Cilj Europola je, da v okviru policijskega sodelovanja med državami članicami v skladu s Pogodbo o Evropski uniji s pomočjo ukrepov, navedenih v tej Konvenciji, izboljša učinkovitost in sodelovanje pristojnih organov držav članic na področju preprečevanja in boja proti težjim oblikam mednarodnega kriminala, v kolikor sta zaradi obstoja organizirane strukture kriminala prizadeti dve ali več držav članic na način, ki zaradi obsega, dejanskega pomena in posledic kaznivih dejanj zahteva skupni pristop. Za namen te Konvencije se kot težje oblike mednarodnega kriminala obravnavajo naslednje oblike kriminala: storitev kaznivih dejanj ali namen storitve kaznivih dejanj pri dejavnostih terorizma zoper življenje, telesno nedotakljivost, osebno svobodo ali premoženje, nedovoljenega prometa s prepovedanimi drogami, pranja denarja, nezakonitega trgovanja z jedrskim in radioaktivnim materialom, tihotapljenja priseljencev, trgovine z ljudmi, kriminala z motornimi vozili, in storitev ali namen storitve vseh kaznivih dejanj, naštetih v Prilogi, ali njihovih posebnih pojavnih oblik.
2. Na predlog Upravnega odbora Svet soglasno določi prednostne naloge Europola v boju proti težjim oblikam mednarodnega kriminala in njegovega preprečevanja v okviru mandata Europola.
3. Pristojnost Europola za določene oblike kriminala ali njegovih posebnih pojavnih oblik zajema tudi pristojnost za z njimi povezana kazniva dejanja. Vendar pa pristojnost ne zajema pristojnosti za pripravljalna dejanja nezakonitega pranja denarja in na z njimi povezanih oblikah kriminala, glede katerih Europol v skladu z odstavkom 1 nima nobenih pristojnosti.
Povezana kazniva dejanja, ki jih je treba upoštevati v skladu s postopki iz členov 8 in 10, so:
– kazniva dejanja, storjena z namenom pridobitve sredstev storitve kaznivih dejanj, ki spadajo v pristojnost Europola,
– kazniva dejanja, storjena z namenom omogočanja ali izvršitve kaznivih dejanj, ki spadajo v pristojnost Europola,
– kazniva dejanja, storjena z namenom zagotovljanja nekaznivosti takšnih kaznivih dejanj, ki spadajo v pristojnost Europola.
4. Za namene te Konvencije "pristojni organi" pomenijo vse javne organe v državah članicah, ki so po nacionalnem pravu odgovorni za preprečevanje in zatiranje kaznivih dejanj.
2. Člen 3 se spremeni na naslednji način:
(a) Odstavek 3 se nadomesti z:
"3. V skladu z njegovim ciljem iz člena 2(1),, s svojimi razpoložljivimi kadrovskimi in proračunskimi viri in v mejah, ki jih določi Upravni odbor, lahko Europol pomaga državam članicam z nasveti in raziskavami zlasti na naslednjih področjih:
1. usposabljanje uslužbencev v njihovih pristojnih organih;
2. organizacija in opremljenost teh organov z omogočanjem zagotavljanja tehnične podpore med državami članicami;
3. metode preprečevanja kaznivih dejanj;
4. tehnične in forenzične policijske metode in preiskovalni postopki."
(b) Doda se naslednji odstavek:
"4. Brez poseganja v Konvencijo o preprečevanju ponarejanja denarja, podpisano 20. aprila 1929 v Ženevi, in v njen protokol, deluje Europol tudi kot točka za stike Evropske unije v njenih stikih s tretjimi državami in organizacijami za zatiranje ponarejanja valute EURO."
3. Člen 4 se spremeni na naslednji način:
(a) Odstavek 2 se nadomesti z:
"2. Nacionalna enota je edini organ za zvezo med Europolom in pristojnimi nacionalnimi organi. Vendar pa lahko države članice dovolijo tudi neposredne stike med imenovanimi pristojnimi organi in Europolom ob upoštevanju pogojev, ki jih določijo države članice, vštevši predhodno vključenost nacionalne enote.
Nacionalna enota od Europola istočasno prejme vse informacije, ki so bile izmenjane v neposrednih stikih med Europolom in imenovanimi pristojnimi organi. Odnosi med nacionalno enoto in pristojnimi organi morajo biti urejeni z nacionalnim pravom, predvsem pa usklajeni s pomembnimi nacionalnimi ustavnimi zahtevami."
(b) V odstavku 5 se besedilo "kot je določeno v členu K.2(2) Pogodbe o Evropski uniji" nadomestijo z "glede na vzdrževanje javnega reda in miru ter varovanje notranje varnosti".
(c) Odstavek 7 se nadomesti z:
"7. Vodje nacionalnih enot se redno sestajajo, da bi Europolu pomagale z nasveti na podlagi lastne pobude ali na njegov zahtevek."
4. Vstavi se naslednji člen:
"Člen 6a
Informacije, ki jih obdeluje Europol
Kot pomoč pri opravljanju svojih nalog, lahko Europol obdeluje tudi podatke, za katere meni, da so pomembni za njegove naloge in da se jih lahko vključi v računalniški sistem zbranih informacij iz člena 6(1).
Pogodbenice, ki se sestajajo v okviru Sveta, z dvotretjinsko večino določijo pogoje, ki se nanašajo na obdelavo takšnih podatkov, zlasti glede dostopa do podatkov in njihove uporabe ter tudi rokov za shranjevanje in brisanje podatkov, ki ne smejo biti daljši kot 6 mesecev, ob ustreznem spoštovanju načel iz člena 14. Upravni odbor pripravi Sklep pogodbenic in se zato posvetuje s skupnim nadzornim organom iz člena 24."
5. Člen 9 se spremeni na naslednji način:
(a) Prvi stavek odstavka 1 se nadomesti z:
"1. Nacionalne enote, uradniki za zvezo, direktor in namestniki direktorja ali pravilno pooblaščeni uradniki Europola imajo pravico do neposrednega vnosa potrebnih podatkov v informacijski sistem in do iznosa teh podatkov iz omenjenega sistema."
(b) Doda se naslednji odstavek:
"4. Poleg nacionalnih enot in oseb iz odstavka 1, lahko v Europolovem informacijskem sistemu poizvedujejo tudi pristojni organi, ki jih v ta namen imenujejo države članice. Vendar pa bo v rezultatu poizvedbe navedeno le to, ali so zaželjeni podatki v Europolovem informacijskem sistemu dosegljivi. Nadaljnje informacije se lahko pridobi prek Europolove nacionalne enote.
Informacije o imenovanih pristojnih organih, vključno z naknadnimi spremembami, je treba poslati Generalnemu sekretariatu Sveta, ki informacije objavi v Uradnem listu Evropske unije."
6. Člen 10 se spremeni na naslednji način:
(a) V odstavku 1 se uvodni del nadomesti z:
"1. Kjer je to potrebno za doseganje cilja določenega v členu 2(1), lahko Europol, poleg neosebnih podatkov, shrani, spremeni in uporablja v drugih datotekah tudi podatke o kaznivih dejanjih, za katere je pristojen, vključno s podatki o povezanih kaznivih dejanjih, predvidenih v drugem pododstavku člena 2(3), ki so namenjeni posebnim analizam in se nanašajo na:"
(b) Točka 1 odstavka 2 se nadomesti z:
"1 analitiki in drugi Europolovi uradniki, ki jih imenuje Europolova direkcija;"
(c) Po točki 2 odstavka 2 se doda:
''Samo analitiki so pooblaščeni za vnos podatkov v datoteko in za njihovo spreminjanje; vsi ostali udeleženci lahko podatke iz datoteke samo iznašajo".
(d) Odstavek 5 se nadomesti z:
"5. Če je Europol v skladu s pravnimi akti Evropske unije ali z mednarodnimi pravnimi instrumenti upravičen do pridobitve računalniškega dostopa do podatkov iz drugih informacijskih sistemov, lahko prek njih iznaša osebne podatke, v kolikor je to potrebno za opravljanje njegovih nalog v skladu s točko 2 člena 3(1). Europolovo uporabo teh podatkov urejajo veljavne določbe pravnih aktov Evropske unije ali mednarodnih pravnih instrumentov."
(e) Drugi stavek odstavka 8 se nadomesti z:
"O razširjanju ali operativni uporabi poslanih podatkov odloča posamezna država članica, ki je Europolu poslala podatke. Če ni mogoče ugotoviti, katera država članica je Eruropolu poslala podatke, udeleženci analize sprejmejo sklep o razširjanju ali operativni uporabi podatkov. Država članica ali pridružen strokovnjak, ki se vključi v analizo v teku, zlasti ne sme razširjati ali uporabljati podatkov brez predhodnega soglasja najprej udeleženih držav članic."
(f) Doda se naslednji odstavek:
"9. Europol lahko v smislu odstavka 4 povabi strokovnjake tretjih držav ali tretjih organov, da se pridružijo dejavnostim analitske skupine, če:
1. med Europolom in tretjo državo ali tretjim organom obstaja veljaven sporazum, s primernimi določbami o izmenjavi informacij, prenosu osebnih podatkov in zaupnosti izmenjanih informacij;
2. je pridružitev strokovnjakov tretje države ali tretjega organa v interesu držav članic;
3. če se delo analitske skupine neposredno nanaša na tretjo državo ali tretji organ in
4. se v smislu odstavka 2 vsi udeleženci soglašajo s pridružitvijo strokovnjakov tretje države ali tretjega organa dejavnostim analitske skupine.
Za možnost pridružitve strokovnjakov tretje države ali tretjega organa dejavnostim analitske skupine mora obstajati predhodni dogovor med Europolom in tretjo državo ali tretjim organom. Pravila, ki urejajo takšne dogovore, sprejme Upravni odbor z dvotretjinsko večino svojih članov.
Podrobnosti dogovorov med Europolom in tretjimi državami ali tretjimi organi se pošljejo skupnemu nadzornemu organu iz člena 24, ki na Upravni odbor lahko naslovi vse pripombe, ki jih šteje kot potrebne."
7. Člen 12 se nadomesti z:
"Člen 12
Napotki za odpiranje datoteke
1. Europol za vsako računalniško datoteko z osebnimi podatki, ki jo vodi za izpolnjevanje svojih obveznosti v skladu s členom 10, natančno navede napotke za odpiranje datoteke:
1. ime datoteke;
2. namen datoteke;
3. skupine oseb, o katerih se shranjujejo podatki;
4. vrsta podatkov, ki jih je treba shranjevati, in vsi podatki, navedeni v prvem stavku člena 6 Konvencije Sveta Evrope z 28. januarja 1981, ki so nujno potrebni;
5. vrsta osebnih podatkov, potrebnih za odpiranje datoteke;
6. zagotavljanje ali vnos podatkov, ki jih je treba shranjevati;
7. pogoji, pod katerimi je dovoljeno pošiljanje osebnih podatkov shranjenih v datoteki, katerim prejemnikom in po katerem postopku;
8. roki za preverjanje podatkov in trajanje shranjevanja;
9. metoda vzpostavitve revizijskega izkaza..
2. Direktor Europola nemudoma sporoči Upravnemu odboru in skupnemu nadzornemu organu iz člena 24 o napotke za odpiranje datoteke in jim pošlje dokumentacijo, ki se nanaša nanje.
Skupni nadzorni odbor lahko naslovi na Upravni odbor vse pripombe, ki so po njegovem mnenju potrebne. Direktor Europola lahko od skupnega nadzornega odbora zahteva, da to stori v določenem roku.
3. Upravni odbor lahko direktorju Europola kadar koli naroči, da spremeni napotke za odpiranje ali zapiranje datoteke. Upravni odbor odloči o datumu začetka veljavnosti takšnih sprememb ali zaprtja.
4. Podatkovne zbirke se ne sme obdržati več kot tri leta. Pred iztekom triletnega obdobja lahko Europol preuči potrebo po nadaljnji ohranitvi te datoteke. Direktor Europola lahko, če je to nujno potrebno za datoteko, odredi shranjevanje datoteke za nadaljnje obdobje treh let. V takšnih primerih je treba upoštevati postopek, določen v odstavkih 1 do 3."
8. Člen 16 se nadomesti z:
"Člen 16
Določbe o nadzoru nad priklici
Europol vzpostavi ustrezni mehanizem nadzora, s katerim omogoča preverjanje zakonitosti iznosov iz računalniškega sistema zbranih informacij iz členov 6 in 6a.
Zbrane podatke se lahko uporablja le za namene Europola in nadzornih organov iz členov 23 in 24 in jih je treba izbrisati po šestih mesecih, razen če so podatki potrebni za nadaljnji nadzor. O podrobnostih takšnega mehanizma nadzora odloča Upravni odbor po tem, ko se je posvetoval s skupnim nadzornim organom."
9. člen 18 se spremeni na naslednji način:
Točka 3 odstavka 1 se nadomesti z:
"3. to je dopustno v skladu s splošnimi pravili v smislu odstavka 2; takšna pravila lahko v izjemnih primerih predvidevajo odstopanje od tocke 2, ce direktor Europola meni, da je prenos podatkov nujno potreben za varovanje interesov držav clanic v okviru ciljev Europola ali v interesu preprecevanja neposredne nevarnosti, povezane s kriminalom. Direktor Europola v vseh okolišcinah upošteva raven varstva podatkov v državi ali organu zaradi uskladitve tega z zgoraj navedenimi interesi."
10. Člen 21(3) se nadomesti z:
"3. Potrebo po nadaljnjem shranjevanju osebnih podatkov, ki se nanašajo na posameznike iz člena 10(1), se prouči in dokumentira vsako leto. Shranjevanje takšnih podatkov v datoteki iz člena 12 časovno ne sme prekoračiti obstoja datoteke."
11. Členu 22 se doda naslednji odstavek:
"4. Načela iz tega naslova glede obdelave informacij, se uporabljajo za podatke v papirnih zbirkah."
12. V členu 24(6) se besedilo "V skladu s postopkom iz Naslova VI Pogodbe o Evropski uniji, se ta pošlje Svetu;" nadomesti z:
"Takšna poročila se pošlje Evropskemu parlamentu in Svetu;"
13. V členu 26(3) se besedilo "in Naslova VI Pogodbe o Evropski uniji" črta.
14. Člen 28 se spremeni na naslednji način:
(a) Točka 1 se nadomesti z:
"1 sodelujejo pri določanju prednostnih nalog Europola glede zatiranja in preprečevanja težjih oblik mednarodnega kriminala v okviru njegovega mandata (člen 2(2));"
(b) Vstavi se naslednji točki:
"3a. sodeluje pri opredelitvi pogojev glede obdelave podatkov, da bi s tem določil, ali so takšni podatki pomembni za njegove naloge in ali se jih lahko vključi v računalniški sistem zbranih informacij (člen 6a);"
"4a. z dvotretjinsko večino svojih članov določi pravila o ureditvi dogovorov glede pridružitve strokovnjakov tretje države ali tretjega organa dejavnostim analitske skupine (člen 10(9));"
(c) Točka (7) se nadomesti z:
"7. direktorju Europola lahko naroči, da spremeni navodila za odpiranje ali zapiranje datoteke (člen 12(3));"
(d) Vstavi se naslednja točka:
"14a. z dvotretjinsko večino svojih članov sprejme pravila o dostopu do Europolovih dokumentov (člen 32a); "
(e) Točka (22) se nadomesti z:
"22. sodeluje pri kakršni koli spremembi te konvencije ali njene priloge (člen 43);"
(f) Odstavek 10 se nadomesti z naslednjim:
"10. Upravni odbor vsako leto ob upoštevanju prednostnih nalog Sveta v skladu s členom 2(2), in posodobitve s strani direktorja Europola v skladu s točko 6 člena 29(3) soglasno sprejme:
1. splošno poročilo Europolovih dejavnostih v predhodnem letu;
2. poročilo Europolovih prihodnjih dejavnostih ob upoštevanju operativnih potreb držav članic ter proračunskih in kadrovskih posledic za Europol.
Takšna poročila je treba Svetu predložiti v vednost in odobritev. Svet jih pošlje tudi Evropskemu parlamentu v informativne namene."
15. V členu 29(3):
– se točka 6 nadomesti z:
"6. na redni podlagi, s sprotnim seznanjanjem Upravnega odbora o izvajanju prednostnih nalog iz člena 2(2);"
– vstavi se naslednja točka:
"7. vse druge naloge, ki so mu dodeljene s to konvencijo ali mu jih dodeli Upravni odbor."
16. V členu 30(1) se besedi "Naslov VI" črta.
17. Vstavi se naslednji člen:
"Člen 32a
Pravica dostopa do dokumentov Europola
Upravni odbor na predlog direktorja Europola z dvotretjinsko večino svojih članov sprejme pravila o dostopu do Europolovih dokumentov za vse državljane Unije ter vse fizične ali pravne osebe, ki prebivajo ali imajo statutarni sedež v državi članici, ter pri tem upošteva načela in omejitve, navedene v Uredbi Evropskega parlamenta in Sveta o javnem dostopu do dokumentov Evropskega parlamenta, Sveta in Komisije, sprejete na podlagi člena 255 Pogodbe o ustanovitvi Evropske skupnosti."
18. Člen 34 se nadomesti z:
"Člen 34
Obveščanje Evropskega parlamenta
1. Svet se v skladu s posvetovalnim postopkom, določenim v Pogodbi o Evropski uniji posvetuje z Evropskim parlamentom, o vsaki pobudi države članice ali o vsakem predlogu Komisije, ki se nanašata na sprejetje kakršnega koli ukrepa iz členov 10(1), 10(4), 18(2), 24(7), 26(3), 30(3), 31(1) in 42(2), ali v primeru kakršne koli spremembe te Konvencije in njene Priloge.
2. Predsedstvo Sveta ali njegov predstavnik lahko nastopita pred Evropskim parlamentom zaradi razprave o splošnih vprašanjih, ki se nanašajo na Europol. Predsedstvu Sveta ali njegovemu predstavniku lahko pomaga direktor Europola. Predsedstvo Sveta ali njegov predstavnik v odnosu do Evropskega parlamenta spoštujeta obveznosti, ki se nanašajo na diskretnost in zaupnost.
3. Obveznosti iz tega člena ne posegajo v pravice nacionalnih parlamentov in v splošna načela, ki se uporabljajo v odnosih z Evropskim parlamentom v skladu s Pogodbo o Evropski uniji."
19. Členu 35(4) se doda:
"Petletni finančni načrt se pošlje Svetu. Svet ga posreduje Evropskemu parlamentu v informativne namene."
20. V členu 39(4) se stavek, ki se začne z besedilom "Bruseljska konvencija", nadomesti z:
"Uredba Sveta (ES) št. 44/2001 z 22. decembra 2000 o sodni pristojnosti ter priznavanju in izvrševanju sodb v civilnih in gospodarskih zadevah."
21. Členu 42 se doda naslednji odstavek:
"3. Europol vzpostavi in vzdržuje tesno sodelovanje z Eurojustom, kolikor je to pomembno za opravljanje nalog Europola in za doseganje njegovih ciljev, ob upoštevanju potrebe po izogibu podvajanja prizadevanj. Bistvene sestavine takšnega sodelovanja se določi s sporazumom, sklenjenim v skladu s to konvencijo in njenimi izvedbenimi ukrepi."
22. Člen 43 se spremeni na naslednji način:
(a) V odstavku 1 se besedilo "člena K.1(9)" črta.
(b) Odstavek 3 se nadomesti z:
"3. Vendar pa lahko Svet potem ko je Upravni odbor zadevo obravnaval, sklene spremeniti Prilogo k tej konvenciji tako, da doda druge težje oblike mednarodnega kriminala ali spremeni njegove opredelitve."
23. Priloga se spremeni na naslednji način:
(a) Naslov se nadomesti z:
"PRILOGA
iz člena 2
Seznam drugih težjih oblik mednarodnega kriminala, za obravnavo katerega je pristojen Europol poleg tistih, ki jih že predvideva člen 2(1) v skladu s ciljem Europola po členu 2(1):"
(b) Odstavek, ki se začne z besedilom "Poleg tega ter v skladu s členom 2(2)", se črta.
(c) V odstavku, ki se začne z besedilom "Glede oblik kriminala, navedenih v členu 2(2)", se "člen 2(2)" nadomesti s "člen 2(1)".
(d) Po besedilu "podpisano v Strasbourgu, 8. novembra 1990." se doda naslednja alinea:
"– "nedovoljen promet s prepovedanimi drogami" pomeni kazniva dejanja, našteta v členu 3(1) Konvencije Združenih narodov z dne 20. decembra 1988 o nedovoljenemu prometu s prepovedanimi drogami, in v določbah, ki Konvencijo spreminjajo ali nadomeščajo.
24. V členu 10(1) in (4), členu 18(2), členu 29(1), členu 29(6), členu 30(3), členu 31(1), členu 35(5) in (9), členu 36(3), členu 40(1), členu 41(3), členu 42(2) in členu 43(1) se besedilo "v skladu s postopkom iz Naslova VI Pogodbe o Evropski uniji" črtajo.
Člen 2
1. Ta protokol naj države članice sprejmejo v skladu s svojimi ustavnimi zahtevami.
2. Države članice uradno obvestijo Generalnega sekretarja Sveta Evropske unije o tem, da so dokončani ustavnih postopkov za sprejetje tega protokola.
3. Ta protokol začne veljati devetdeset dni po dnevu zadnjega uradnega obvestila iz odstavka 2 s strani države članice Evropske unije, ki je na dan sprejetja Akta Sveta o pripravi tega Protokola država članica Evropske unije.
Člen 3
V kolikor začne ta protokol veljati v skladu s členom 2(3) predenj začne veljati Protokol, sestavljen na podlagi člena 43(1) Konvencije o ustanovitvi Evropskega policijskega urada (Konvencija o Europolu), o spremembah člena 2 in Priloga k tej konvenciji v skladu z njenim členom 2(3), se drugi protokol razveljavi.
Člen 4
1. K temu Protokolu lahko pristopi vsaka država, ki postane članica Evropske unije, če Protokol ni začel veljati do dne deponiranja listin o pristopu h Konvenciji o Europolu v skladu z njenim členom 46.
2. Listine o pristopu k temu protokolu se deponira istočasno z listinami o pristopu h Konvenciji o Europolu v skladu z njenim členom 46.
3. Besedilo tega protokola je v jeziku države pristopnice, ki ga pripravi Svet Evropske unije, enako verodostojno.
4. Če ta protokol ni začel veljati po preteku obdobja, navedenega v členu 46(4) Konvencije o Europolu, začne za vsako državo pristopnico veljati z dnem, ko začne veljati v skladu s členom 2(3).
5. Če začne ta protokol veljati v skladu s členom 2(3) pred iztekom obdobja, navedenega v členu 46(4) Konvencije o Europolu, vendar po deponiranju pristopnih listin po členu 2, država pristopnica pristopi h Konvenciji o Europolu, kot jo spreminja ta protokol, v skladu s členom 46 Konvencije o Europolu.
Člen 5
1. Depozitar tega protokola je Generalni sekretar Sveta Evropske unije.
2. Depozitar v Uradnem listu Evropske unije objavi informacije o sprejetjih in pristopih ter vsa druga obvestila, ki se nanašajo na ta Protokol.
V Bruslju, dne sedemindvajsetega novembra dva tisoč tri.
3. člen
Za izvajanje protokola skrbi Ministrstvo za notranje zadeve Republike Slovenije.
4. člen
Ta zakon začne veljati naslednji dan po objavi v Uradnem listu Republike Slovenije – Mednarodne pogodbe.
Št. 212-05/04-44/1
Ljubljana, dne 20. maja 2004
EPA 1302-III
Predsednik
Državnega zbora
Republike Slovenije
Borut Pahor l. r.