This author's articles
9 May 2006
In the field of European external border control new laws and institutions are be- ing planned and implemented with constant fervor. The purpose of this Round Table is to discuss the recent trends and developments both on an institutional and substantive level.
28 February 2006
Safeguarding the security of its citizens is one of the essential tasks of a state. Border control with its real and perceived security function is therefore of great material and symbolic importance. Developments in European Union law, notably the Schengen interpretation of the internal market as an area without internal frontiers, have introduced a logic that renders some form of European Union external border policy indispensable. As a result, this traditional domaine r’eserv’e is turning into a domaine partag’e, a field of shared competence. Although international obligations, practical limitations and globalization processes diminish the effective meaning of autonomous state power, formal and fundamental shifts in competence such as these are still of great significance.