Europol: Sharing experience with Russia

­Christian Bauer – Project Coordinator for Witness Protection, Europol

In Hollywood movies, witness protection is portrayed as a mysterious and thrilling experience. It gives people new lives and personalities, sending them to far-flung locations in exchange for a few crucial words said in court.
It’s not that intriguing in real life, of course. In many countries, the witness protection program barely exists, or doesn’t work well – partly due to low international cooperation.
So, what can be done to improve it? We’re asking the Europol officer in charge of the the witness protection program, Christian Bauer, who came to Russia to share his experiences.