Merkel’s party calls for a European FBI

                         By Ayhan Simsek </p>    <p>BERLIN (AA) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc has called for an EU version of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a more effective fight against organized crime and terrorism in Europe. </p>    <p>“What we need in Europe is a security union. More security in and through Europe would also mean more security for Germany, “ Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister party Christian Social Union (CSU) said in an election manifesto presented on Monday, ahead of European Parliament elections in May.</p>    <p>“We would like to expand exchange and partnership programs between the security agencies. The European police authority Europol must transform into a European FBI,” Christian Democrats said. </p>    <p>The CDU/CSU bloc also proposed an EU-wide database on potential terrorists.