UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS Professor Steve Peers The Prime Minister’s big speech in Florence has received the most attention in recent weeks, but it’s also worth looking at the UK government’s recent papers on its planned EU/UK close partnership after Brexit.  I’ll look here at the papers on two aspects of security –… Continue reading UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers

The  European Union’s  Policies  on  Counter-Terrorism. Relevance,  Coherence and Effectiveness

FULL TEXT (226 pages) ACCESSIBLE HERE  (*)This research paper was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and was commissioned, overseen and published by the Policy Department for  Citizens’ Rights and  Constitutional  Affairs. (January 2017) AUTHORS : (PwC) : Wim  WENSINK, Bas WARMENHOVEN, Roos HAASNOOT, Rob  WESSELINK, Dr  Bibi   VAN … Continue reading The  European Union’s  Policies  on  Counter-Terrorism. Relevance,  Coherence and Effectiveness

Un commissaire britannique à la sécurité de l’Union européenne : le bon endroit, au bon moment, pour la bonne personne ?

PUBLISHED ALSO ON GDR  – English version will follow par Henri Labayle, CDRE, et Emilio De Capitani, Free Group   La semaine dernière, la procédure de nomination de Sir Julian King en tant que nouveau commissaire en charge de la « sécurité de l’Union » a franchi l’obstacle de l’audition au Parlement européen. Par une large majorité… Continue reading Un commissaire britannique à la sécurité de l’Union européenne : le bon endroit, au bon moment, pour la bonne personne ?

Is the EU planning an army – and can the UK veto it?

  ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS by Steve Peers Is the EU planning to create an army? If so, can and should the UK veto it – up until Brexit? The issue has been much debated in recent days. But this is the classic example of a debate that has created much heat but… Continue reading Is the EU planning an army – and can the UK veto it?

EU Referendum Brief 5: How would Brexit impact the UK’s involvement in EU policing and criminal law?

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS by Steve Peers What impact does EU membership have on policing and criminal law in the UK – and what would be the impact of Brexit? I’ll give the shorter summary version of the answer to those questions first, followed by a longer more detailed version. Summary The UK… Continue reading EU Referendum Brief 5: How would Brexit impact the UK’s involvement in EU policing and criminal law?

Data retention and national law: whatever the CJEU rules, data retention may still survive!

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS by Matthew White, Ph.D candidate, Sheffield Hallam University Should governments be able to retain data on everyone’s use of the Internet and their phones – because it might arguably aid the fight against terrorism and serious crime? This ‘data retention’ issue raises fundamental questions about the balance between privacy… Continue reading Data retention and national law: whatever the CJEU rules, data retention may still survive!

An EU Institutions “Google Maps”? Six years after Lisbon Treaty still the quest for a common compass …

by Emilio DE CAPITANI (*) As a preliminary disclaimer I have to say that the following observations could not be seen as neutral as I have been an official of the European Parliament for 26 years and it is more than likely that I have been influenced by that experience. That having been said what I… Continue reading An EU Institutions “Google Maps”? Six years after Lisbon Treaty still the quest for a common compass …

La sécurité digitale à l’heure des crises migratoire et terroriste, le noeud gordien de l’interconnexion des fichiers

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON CDRE SITE (20 AVRIL 2016) par Pierre Berthelet, CDRE La situation que connaît actuellement l’Union européenne n’aura échappé à personne. Qu’il s’agisse de la crise migratoire ou de la crise terroriste générée par les attentats à répétition en 2015 et en 2016, le remède préconisé par les États membres par la voix… Continue reading La sécurité digitale à l’heure des crises migratoire et terroriste, le noeud gordien de l’interconnexion des fichiers

WORTH READING : U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism

REPORT PUBLISHED BY STATEWATCH by Kristin Archick  Summary The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and the subsequent revelation of Al Qaeda cells in Europe gave new momentum to European Union (EU) initiatives to combat terrorism and improve police, judicial, and intelligence cooperation among its member states. Other deadly incidents in Europe,… Continue reading WORTH READING : U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism

TERRORISM : EDRI RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE EP REPORT ON TERRORISM

FOR A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE LEGISLATIVE PREPARATORY WORKS OF THE EU DIRECTIVE ON TERRORISM SEE HERE  EDRI Recommendations for the European Parliament’s Draft Report on the Directive on Combating Terrorism (NDR : emphasis are added) In the view of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE)’s legislative work on the Directive on… Continue reading TERRORISM : EDRI RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE EP REPORT ON TERRORISM