Enhancing the efficiency of the police cooperation between the Schengen Member States is achieved through providing mutual assistance and exchange of information, as well as operational cooperation. Evaluation mission in the field “Police cooperation” was carried out in the end of March 2009.In the context of the international police cooperation Bulgaria is regularly updating the national legal framework and the international treaties in force, for example:- The provisions of the Council Framework Decision 2006/960/JHA of 18 December 2006 on simplifying the exchange of information and intelligence between law enforcement authorities of the Member States of the European Union has been implemented in Section IIIa of the Law Amending and Supplementing the Law for the Ministry of the Interior. The aim of the Framework Decision is to achieve expeditious and effective information exchange between the law enforcement authorities of the Member States in order to prevent, detect and investigate crimes;- The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of Romania on cross-border police cooperation in criminal matters has been signed on 19 May 2009 in Vidin. The objective of the Agreement is to enhance the cooperation between the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in preventing the public order and security threats and in the field of combating crime. The provisions of the Schengen Convention in the field of police cooperation are further developed with this Agreement.
On 9 June 2010 between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Hellenic Republic an agreement on cross-border police cooperation is signed. The agreement is in compliance with the Schengen standards