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.
11 March 2009, by Carrera Sergio ,
Faure Atger Anaïs
This Briefing Paper examines the main dilemmas that prevent EU citizens and their family members from fully enjoying their freedom of movement-related rights on the basis of Directive 2004/38 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States.
6 October 2008, by Carrera Sergio ,
The European Parliament elections taking place on 4-7 June 2009 will provide a unique opportunity for addressing the role and potential of the EU on policies related to an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). These policies lay at the heart of every citizen’s expectations. This Policy Brief presents ten key issues and policy recommendations for the political parties and their campaign manifestos, in relation to borders, asylum, immigration, data protection and criminal justice.
21 July 2008, by Peers Steve
The Commission’s proposal to establish an entry-exit system could play a useful role as regards detecting overstayers from states whose nationals are subject to a visa obligation, if implemented in conjunction with a registered traveller system. However, the Commission has not properly explained or calculated the costs of establishing such a system, and has not established the need for such a system as regards non-visa nationals.
17 July 2008, by Jeandesboz Julien
On 13 February 2008, the European Commission tabled a ‘border package’, consisting of three communications1 dealing with the issue of EU external border management. Two of these documents, namely the communication on the evaluation and future development of Frontex and the communication on the creation of a European border surveillance system (Eurosur) propose significant evolutions with regard the role of the Frontex agency and the orientations of the EU integrated border management (IBM) concept.
19 May 2008, by Groot (de) Gerard-René
In several international instruments nationality is guaranteed as a human right. Consequently, statelessness is already as such in breach of the guarantee that everybody must be able to enjoy all human rights.
28 avril 2008, par Balzacq Thierry
Ce briefing paper ad hoc offre un résumé actualisé des implications de la politique européenne de voisinage (PEV) dans le domaine de la justice et des affaires intérieures. Et ce de trois manières : premièrement, il fournit une présentation détaillée des dispositions relatives à la gestion des frontières communes, au contrôle de l’immigration illégale et à la politique des visas. Deuxièmement, le document examine le contenu et les effets des politiques et outils de l’UE lorsqu’ils concernent les contrôles aux frontières. Troisièmement, et finalement, le document pèse le pouvoir du Parlement européen dans les domaines examinés, en s’axant sur les accords de réadmission. Chaque chapitre présente une série de recommandations politiques
28 April 2008, by Balzacq Thierry
This ad hoc briefing paper offers an up to date account of the implications of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in justice and home affairs. It does so in three ways: First, it provides a comprehensive presentation of the provisions on common management of borders, control of illegal migration and visa policy. Second, the paper discusses the content and effects of EU policies and tools as they related to border controls. Third, and finally, the paper weights the power of the European Parliament in the fields discussed, by focusing on readmission agreements. Each chapter offers a set of policy recommendations.
18 March 2008, by Bigo Didier,
Carrera Sergio ,
The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has launched a brainstorming exercise about the future policy priorities for the development of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). Migration and borders will constitute two of the most relevant policies on which the next EU budget covering the AFSJ beyond 2013 will be focused.
18 December 2007, by Chalmers Damian
This briefing note considers the interaction between judges and legislators in the fields of the rights human dignity, the right of asylum, the right to data protection and procedural rights in penal matters. These rights, all set out in the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights, have been given an added significance by the post 9/11 context, the extension of the Court of Justice’s fundamental rights case law to Title VI of the TEU and the likelihood that EU secondary legislation adopted since 2000 will be increasingly invoked in national courts.