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Joint exercise between Italian and Slovenian police

As part of the ATHENA 2 Project

20 September, 12:10

(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 20 SET - A joint cross-border exercise was held yesterday morning, September 19, between the Italian and Slovenian State Police.
    The exercise falls under Project ATHENA 2, which aims to follow up, in operational terms, the convention implementing the Schengen Agreement and the agreement signed in 2007 between the Italian and Slovenian governments on cross-border cooperation on urgent observation and police pursuit.
    The 'activity, which involved several crews from the State Police and Slovenian Police, took place in two phases along the border strip between the cities of Gorizia and Nova Gorica (SLO).
    After an initial briefing, held at the P. di S. "F. Massarelli" Barracks, crews from the collateral Slovenian police body headed to the Merna border crossing and simulated a chase that ended near Mossa (GO). Afterwards, State Police operators headed to the Salcano border crossing to conduct a second exercise that ended across the border.
    At the end of the exercises all participants gathered to debrief near the town of Salcano. (ANSA).

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