Challenges and Prospects for the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Recommendations to the European Commission for the Stockholm Programme

CEPS Working Document No. 313

26 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 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

Anaïs Faure Atger

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: April 16, 2009

Abstract

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. This Working Document aims at putting forward a set of policy recommendations for the DG JFS to take into consideration as it develops and consolidates its future policy strategies, while duly ensuring the legitimacy and credibility of the EU’s AFSJ within and outside Europe.

Keywords: Justice, Home Affairs

Suggested Citation

Guild, Elspeth and Carrera, Sergio and Atger, Anaïs Faure, Challenges and Prospects for the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Recommendations to the European Commission for the Stockholm Programme (April 16, 2009). CEPS Working Document No. 313. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1393242 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1393242

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