This article looks at the key post-enlargement challenges and at the various possibilities for enhancing decision-making and implementation capabilities in the field of JHA.
Justice and Home Affairs after the 2004 Enlargement
From an EU perspective, the challenge regarding the acquis on Justice and Home Affairs after the 2004 enlargement is not only to “maintain” the acquis, that is, preserve what has already been achieved and ensure that it is effectively implemented, but also to realise fully its further development potential by making sure that the momentum of progress is not lost after enlargement.
This paper looks first at the key post-enlargement challenges in the field of JHA. It analyses the potential and limits of major post-enlargement diversity management instruments and outlines the various possibilities for maintaining or enhancing decision-making and implementation capabilities. It concludes with a consideration of the importance of trust and confidence building for maintaining and developing the JHA acquis after enlargement.
Jörg Monar is Professor of Contemporary European Studies at the Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex.
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