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31 March 2008
«Why does Europe need a new approach to border management? Europe needs a new approach to border management to better face the challenges posed by globalisation, increased mobility and ever changing security threats. We need to be one step ahead to the increasingly better organised networks of terrorists and criminals who have discovered the lucrative trafficking in human beings, drugs and weapons. Innovative and effective border controls have to strike a difficult balance between ensuring the free movement of a growing number of people across borders and guaranteeing greater security for Europe’s citizens. Border controls therefore have to focus more on potential challenges, be flexible enough to adapt to unexpected circumstances and be easy to operate by border guards.»
21 November 2007
Although the respective requirements of public security and privacy at times may seem to be in conflict, they are very closely interlinked. And we witness it in everyday life. Today’s technology enables information to go around the world in a flash. This technology also enables us to better control access to data, and to pinpoint relevant data. Today’s presentations showed that a proper deployment of technology could be a key reconciling security and privacy needs.
14 novembre 2007
La migration, la sécurité, la lutte contre le terrorisme et la criminalité organisée, mais aussi le respect des droits fondamentaux dépassent le seul cadre national et requièrent une coopération au niveau européen.
31 octobre 2007
We pride ourselves in Europe on protecting our citizens and providing access to justice. But how do we ensure access to justice –legal proceedings but also fairness and opportunities – for all, including vulnerable groups ?
22 October 2007
Speech by Commissioner Franco Frattini, Security and Defence Agenda conference «Defining a European Security Strategy», 18th October 2007.
25 September 2007
International migration is growing in scope and complexity and has a serious impact – both positive and negative – on the EU and its Member States. The EU’s comprehensive migration policy provides a coherent and efficient way of responding to the challenges and opportunities linked to migration. Over the coming years the EU will need to further expand this comprehensive common migration policy, based on a continuation of the work carried out over the last seven years since Tampere.
10 September 2007
This is the speech Commission Vice President Frattini delivered 5.9.2007 in the European Parliament. It contains an assessment and an outline of future actions under the EU Counter-terrorism strategy.
16 July 2007
Migration is one of the most visible challenges of globalisation. The number of migrants worldwide would constitute the fifth most populous country in the world. It is right therefore that migration issues should be high on the political agenda and in the EU’s conscience.
22 May 2007
The European Commission is determined to tackle the pull factor for illegal immigrants created by employers providing illegal work. Today it presented a proposal for a Directive on sanctions against such employers. This is part of a comprehensive European Migration policy which supports legal migration, fights illegal migration, builds cooperation with Third Countries and works with the development agenda. Two Communications on the external dimension of migration were also published today.
22 mai 2007
La Commission européenne, déterminée à lutter contre le facteur d’attraction de l’immigration clandestine que constituent les emplois illégaux proposés par certains employeurs, a présenté aujourd’hui une proposition de directive prévoyant des sanctions à l’encontre de ces employeurs. Celle-ci s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une politique européenne globale en matière de migrations, dont l’ambition est de soutenir l’immigration légale, de lutter contre l’immigration clandestine, de développer la coopération avec les pays tiers et de travailler en synergie avec la politique en matière d’aide au développement. Deux communications, relatives à la dimension externe des migrations, ont également été publiées aujourd’hui.