14 May 2009, by Lock Peter
This paper focuses on the economic implications of border security policies within the European Union and the-Schengen-area in particular. As countless national and international agencies claim to take part in the execution of these policies, which are handled with high priority in the political arena, accounting for the direct and indirect costs becomes a rather complex exercise. Not least because the execution of controls is often externalised and thus may actually shift the location of the physical and legal borders.
22 April 2009, by Bigo Didier,
Graphic on Security agencies
22 April 2009, by Lodge Juliet,
This paper explores the adoption of ICTs for the administration of government. It focuses on the way in which Austria, a European champion in ICT roll-out, communicated the purposes of ICT enabled administration using e-identification for citizens and how this differs substantially from that of the (in)security discourses in the UK. The emphasis on credible trust, interoperability and accountability. The paper argues that the impact on government and citizens of using ICT administration for different, potentially linked purposes is risky as well as beneficial and requires deep security built-into the systems.
21 April 2009, by Lodge Juliet
This document sets out the main objectives of meetings and consultations with end-users of ICT enabled applications for border control and information sharing within administrations in one state, within public-private partnerships and across state borders. Particular attention is paid to issues of fraud, data misuse, and the roll-out of a common consular space.
21 April 2009, by Carrera Sergio ,
Faure Atger Anaïs,
The upcoming Swedish presidency of the EU will be in charge of adopting the next multi-annual programme on an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), during its tenure in the second half of 2009. As the successor of the 2004 Hague Programme, it has already been informally baptised as the Stockholm Programme and will present the EU’s policy roadmap and legislative timetable over these policies for the next five years. It is therefore a critical time to reflect on the achievements and shortcomings affecting the role that the European Commission’s Directorate-General of Justice, Freedom and Security (DG JFS) has played during the last five years in light of the degree of policy convergence achieved so far.
20 April 2009, by Council of the EU
In accordance with the joint declaration on practical arrangements for the codecision procedure, informal talks were held between the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission with a view to reaching agreement at first reading.
14 April 2009, by Centre for European Policy Studies
The objective of the 7th CHALLENGE Training School is to revisit some of the major themes discussed in the past and to offer a reflection on potential future developments. Presentations and discussions will be organised in four sections: Security and liberty, Migration and citizenship, Borders and technology, External dimension of Justice and Home Affairs.
23 March 2009, by Bellanova Rocco
A growing number of security policies are based on access to and exchange of personal data, frequently with an international scope. While transatlantic measures generally include the EU as a single actor, the last two years have seen a proliferation of bilateral agreements between the US and individual EU member states. These agreements usually seek to extend abroad a range of specific, internal security measures.
23 March 2009, by Monsters and Critics.com
A Lebanese military court on Tuesday began a trial in absentia of a terrorist group network that includes a man currently in a German jail for plotting an August 2006 train bombing, according to a court source.
10 March 2009, by EU Barometer
The survey results showed that a majority of respondents felt concerned about each of the policy areas. Primarily, the interviewees felt concern about the fights against – a) organised crime and terrorism and b) drugs abuse.
9 March 2009, by Challenge French Team
Prevention themes in order to avoid a disaster have become a key issue of political, administrative and academic views wherever they are security, life or environmental sciences, issues. The term precaution has often been used in the environmental field and an epistemic and theoretical thought has been set up to examine the validity of the concept and what is implied in terms of public policy.
9 mars 2009, par Challenge French Team
Qu’il s’agisse des enjeux de sécurité, des sciences du vivant, des sciences de l’environnement, la thématique de la prévention en vue d’éviter une catastrophe est devenue un enjeu clé des discussions politiques, administratives et universitaires. Dans l’environnement on a beaucoup utilisé de le terme de précaution et on a mis en place une réflexion épistémique et théorique sur la validité du concept et sur ce qu’il implique en terme de politique publique.
9 March 2009, by Smith Karen
Preliminary Conference Programme
25 February 2009, by Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS)
Universities and colleges in the UK have been given guidelines for web monitoring of students’ access to extremist websites.
13 February 2009, by Peers Steve
This study examines the human rights aspects of the Internet, and looks in detail at the relevant criminal law rules of the Council of Europe and the EU. It also examines other aspects of the issue of cyber-crime, such as data protection rights, the EU’s Safer Internet programme, child pornography, attacks on information systems, terrorism, racism and xenophobia.
13 février 2009, par Peers Steve
La présente étude examine les aspects liés aux droits de l’homme sur Internet et étudie en détail les règles de droit pénal du Conseil de l’Europe et de l’UE pertinentes en la matière. Il passe également en revue d’autres aspects liés à la cybercriminalité, tels que les droits relatifs à la protection des données, le programme Safer Internet de l’UE, la pédopornographie, les attaques menées contre les systèmes d’information, le terrorisme, le racisme et la xénophobie.
6 February 2009, by Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, made a statement in the House of Commons on the case of Mr Binyam Mohamed.
20 January 2009, by European Commission
The European Commission publishes results of an open public consultation on the future priorities in the area of freedom, security and justice for the years 2010-2014 and a Eurobarometer on awareness of key-policies in the same area.
20 January 2009, by Deitelhoff Nicole,
How can parliaments on all levels contribute to the democratic control of European security policy? This question is the focus of the present report from RECON’s Work Package 6 on the foreign and security dimension of the EU. The report results from the workshop ‘Parliamentary Control of Foreign and Security Policy’, which was organized by the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt in December 2007.
22 December 2008, by News Agencies
According to Dutch government counter-terrorism chief Tjibbe Joustra, the threat of a terrorist attack in the Netherlands is higher than ever. At present, the threat level rests at its second highest level – «substantial.» Justra, however, said that he believes the level should be set to «substantial plus.» He dies not say what specific threats have lead to this occasion.