On Tuesday, Brazil and Europol signed a strategic agreement to work more closely together to combat cyber-crime and other cross-border crime.
The agreement allows for the exchange of general strategic intelligence and strategic technical and operational information, with the exception of personal data.
It will enable cooperation in several important areas in addition to cyber-crime such as migrant smuggling, drug trafficking and money laundering.
A Brazilian liaison officer is to be seconded to Europol under the terms of the agreement, which was signed by Europol director Rob Wainwright and Leandro Coimbra, director general of the Brazilian Federal Police.
This new level of cooperation will be important for tackling priority crime areas affecting the European Union and Brazil.