The Commission's New Border Package: Does It Take Us One Step Closer to a 'Cyber-Fortress Europe'?

CEPS Policy Brief No. 154, March 2008

5 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2009

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Elspeth Guild

Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law; Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Sergio Carrera

Centre for European Policy Studies

Florian Geyer

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: March 5, 2008

Abstract

On 13 February 2008, the European Commission presented a new 'Border Package', setting out its vision of how to foster the further management of the EU's external border. In assessing the desirability and feasibility of the new system, CEPS JHA specialists find the Commission's proposal ill-considered and likely to have substantial counterproductive effects on the ground. They expect it to create the same sort of public relations problems as do similar US measures among a travelling public that finds itself increasingly the object of state suspicion, with no concrete reason or grounds.

Keywords: Justice, Home Affairs, Civil Liberties

Suggested Citation

Guild, Elspeth and Carrera, Sergio and Geyer, Florian, The Commission's New Border Package: Does It Take Us One Step Closer to a 'Cyber-Fortress Europe'? (March 5, 2008). CEPS Policy Brief No. 154, March 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1334058 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1334058

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Florian Geyer

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