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15 July 2008
Since Maastricht, the issue of a common EU policy on the movement of third-country nationals into and across the EU has made its way steadily up the political agenda. The issue finds itself high on the priority lists of nearly all EU Council presidencies and forms part of the Strategic Objectives of the Barroso Commission. Yet the ‘migration dossier’ is highly complex as it comprises a considerable number of different facets, making it nearly impossible to find a «one size fits all» approach.
14 April 2008
On 13 December 2007 the Lisbon Treaty was signed. Aspects related to the area of freedom, security and justice (AFSJ) will be among the policies most affected by the Reform Treaty. This policy field has been notorious for its inability to respond to its specific challenges under the existing institutional framework and substantial reform been considered urgent. Yet, exactly what will the new setting bring to the area of freedom, security and justice? Will it properly address the weaknesses and flaws of the current framework? In short: Which will be Lisbon’s contribution in the creation of the AFSJ?