Sicherheit zu Lasten von Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit

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Laut Sergio Carrera und Florian Geyer vom Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ist die politische Jahresstrategie der Europäischen Kommission für 2008 ein weiteres Beispiel dafür, dass sich der Europäische Raum der Freiheit, der Sicherheit und des Rechts zunehmend auf die Sicherheit richtet – zum Nachteil von Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit.

The policy paper analyses the implications of some of the key actions envisaged by the Commission in its 2008 Policy Strategy, in the areas of Freedom, Security and Justice: ‚Fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism‘ and ‚Freedom of Movement and Managing the EU’s External Border‘. 

The authors notably raise some crucial questions concerning the upcoming centralised fingerprints database: just whose fingerprints is the Commission planning to store? For what purposes will the data be used, and between which authorities will the information be shared? For how long will it be stored? And what data-protection rules will control the database? 

The authors welcome the measures concerning the issue of ‚radicalisation‘ but warns that the continuum considering the „lack of integration“ as a cause of radicalisation may put the immigrants into a highly vulnerable situation vis-à-vis the state. 

Concerning the management of migration and the EU’s common external border policy, the intersection between migration and borders needs to be further explored and assessed from a human rights and rule-of-law perspective, the paper states. 

„The external dimension of migration needs to be strictly guided by the principles of freedom, security and justice upon which the Union is built,“ the authors conclude. 

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