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The EU and the Fight against Terrorism: Towards an Integration of Internal and External Security Management? // Europe in the World Research Seminar

Dates:
  • Thu 16 Mar 2017 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-03-16 16:00 2017-03-16 18:00 Europe/Paris The EU and the Fight against Terrorism: Towards an Integration of Internal and External Security Management? // Europe in the World Research Seminar

This presentation examined EU counter-terrorism policy over the past 15 years. It has provided an overview of the main EU-level initiatives that have been put forward in response to the 11th September 2001, attacks in the United States and the 2015 attacks in Paris, both of which stimulated significant changes in the EU’s approach to counter-terrorism. But in both cases, effective initiatives were accompanied by serious deficiencies. The measures being implemented after the Paris attacks, for example, raised two fundamental challenges: firstly, the priority given to the expansion in the use of large-scale border surveillance in contravention of the Schengen Agreement; secondly, the proposed adoption of the EU Passenger Name Record initiative, which violates the scrutiny roles held by the European Parliament and the Court of Justice on counter-terrorism in a post-Lisbon Treaty setting. The presentation proposed some potential solutions to solve these fundamental contradictions, as well as some recommendations to further improve the integration of internal and external security arrangements in the fight against terrorism.

Chair: Matteo Faini, Max Weber Fellow

Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

This presentation examined EU counter-terrorism policy over the past 15 years. It has provided an overview of the main EU-level initiatives that have been put forward in response to the 11th September 2001, attacks in the United States and the 2015 attacks in Paris, both of which stimulated significant changes in the EU’s approach to counter-terrorism. But in both cases, effective initiatives were accompanied by serious deficiencies. The measures being implemented after the Paris attacks, for example, raised two fundamental challenges: firstly, the priority given to the expansion in the use of large-scale border surveillance in contravention of the Schengen Agreement; secondly, the proposed adoption of the EU Passenger Name Record initiative, which violates the scrutiny roles held by the European Parliament and the Court of Justice on counter-terrorism in a post-Lisbon Treaty setting. The presentation proposed some potential solutions to solve these fundamental contradictions, as well as some recommendations to further improve the integration of internal and external security arrangements in the fight against terrorism.

Chair: Matteo Faini, Max Weber Fellow


Location:
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Department of History and Civilization
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Research seminar

Organiser:
Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)

Contact:
Mia Saugman - Send a mail

Speaker:
Stefano Marcuzzi (EUI - Max Weber Fellow)

Links:
Global Governance Programme
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