About: justice and home affairs


Lack of rule of law threatens Bulgaria’s economic recovery

According to the World Bank, it turns out to be easier to do business in post-Soviet Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia than in EU member Bulgaria, writes Joël Ruet. Joël Ruet is the chairman of The Bridge Tank As...
Economy & Jobs 11-02-2019

Why do foreign investors leave Bulgaria as if it were the Titanic?

Despite being one of the most beautiful countries in the European Union, despite having talented and educated people, despite a favourable tax environment, Bulgaria is likely to stay as the poorest in the EU, and to continue losing its population, writes Blaga Thavard.

Bulgaria and Romania twenty years later

Twenty years after Bulgaria and Romania applied for membership in 1995, and almost a decade after their 2007 accession, their people still feel like second class EU citizens, writes Sir Michael Leigh.

The case of Judge Todorova, or what is wrong with justice in Bulgaria

Judges in Bulgaria are sanctioned not when they commit a violation, but when they disobey, writes Ivanka Ivanova.

Implications of the Reform Treaty for EU Justice and Home Affairs policies

The field of Justice and Home Affairs is among those most "fundamentally changed" by the Reform Treaty, write Sergio Carrera and Florian Geyer in a 17 August 2007 paper for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).
Security 20-11-2006

Communicating (in)Security: A Failure of Public Diplomacy?

This paper, published by CEPS, examines EU difficulties in communicating its security agenda clearly to citizens.
Security 12-07-2004

What European Union Strategy for Integrating Migrants?

The success of a common migration policy depends on the successful integration of immigrants into the host society. This conference report adresses what should be the policy objectives of an integration policy at EU level.

After Madrid – avoiding a “clash of civilisations”

This report argues that Europe must tackle root causes of terrorism actively. It examines the path to ensure the security of the Union against terrorism while guaranteeing the rights and civil liberties of Europe's law-abiding Muslim population.
Security 08-04-2004

Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters: Will the EU Constitutional Treaty Keep it Toge

This analysis states that while enhanced cooperation on police and security might risk institutional rupture and legal fragmentation, it could also facilitate a “bottom-up” process of successful cooperation in criminal justice.
Security 08-04-2004

The Brussels European Council – A new mood of grim political determination

John Palmer, Political Director of the European Policy Centre, analyses the outcome of the meeting of the Spring European Council 2004.
Security 15-01-2004

Justice and Home Affairs after the 2004 Enlargement

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.
Defence policy 07-01-2004

The construction of an area of freedom, security and justice

This report of a conference held by Europartenaires on 8 October 2003 with Commissioner Vitorino on Justice and Home Affairs, outlines the main aspects of the future European area of freedom, security and justice.
Enlargement 30-07-2003

Progress and obstacles in the area of justice and home affairs in an enlarging Europe

The paper assesses the legislative achievements made so far in the area of justice and home affairs in relation to the objectives set by the Amsterdam Treaty and the Tampere European Council.
Future EU 05-11-2002

Justice and home affairs: faster decisions, secure rights

Justice and home affairs: faster decisions, secure rights Justice and home affairs (JHA) has become the EU’s most active policy area, but one of its least known or understood. It now accounts for about 40 per cent of the EU’s...
Security 09-10-2002

Changing conceptions of security and their implications for EU justice and home affairs cooperation

Changing conceptions of security and their implications for EU justice and home affairs cooperation While September 11th makes it much more difficult for the EU to arrive at a better balance between the main aims of the Area of Freedom,...

EU security policy: terrorism, racism and human rights

  EU security policy: terrorism, racism and human rights The war against terrorism has triggered tougher EU policies on internal security as well as immigration and asylum. One consequence,Dick Oostingwarns, is that core European values based above all on respect...
Enlargement 01-05-2001

Justice and Home Affairs in an Enlarged European Union

Context The candidate states are adopting or are preparing to adopt EU systems such as Europol, Schengen (the totality of the acquis have to be accepted according to art. 8 of the Schengen Protocol to the TEU), the European Police...