The European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) was created to improve border management cooperation between Member States. Seen from its inception as a se (...)
With the Stockholm Programme coming to an end in 2014, the “Brussels Community” is increasing agitated with a recurring question: what will replace the Stockholm Programme? Paradoxically, this uncertainty is fuelled by the existence of a new and clea (...)
After two years of negotiations, which were often tense and occasionally characterised by political theatrics, the Schengen governance legislative package has finally been adopted. Stemming from a context of political crisis and with the objective (f (...)
This EPC Information Paper is a background document to the discussions on future developments in the field of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) that took place during the Informal Meeting of JHA Ministers in Vilnius on 18 and 19 July 2013.
While the free movement of people is one of the four basic freedoms of the EU, the Single European Labour Market is still far from completion. Today, around 3% of EU citizens and an even smaller number of EU residents from third countries take advant (...)
Since 1999, EU labour migration has remained a field in which member states have proven to be reluctant to adopt common rules, thus neglecting to develop a sound and comprehensive EU labour migration policy. This situation is not satisfactory given f (...)
EU labour migration policy is a sensitive issue to deal with. It has been developed on a sectoral basis, i.e. through the adoption of directives targeting selective persons. Currently, any further development is made very difficult due to the economi (...)
oday, the European Union receives the Nobel Peace Prize for its "contribution for over six decades to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe". The progress made has been outstanding, but more needs to be don (...)
The policy paper of Yves Pascouau examines the functioning of the ‘Schengen area’, which is based on solidarity mechanisms between its Member States and implies a high level of mutual trust.
One of the immediate effects of the Arab Spring was the launch of intense discussions about 'Schengen governance'. While the package of proposals presented by the European Commission has opened a new debate regarding the possibility of reintroducing (...)