The European Commission is about to adopt its Action Plan on the Stockholm Progamme

1. European Commission: Action Plan on the Stockholm Programme: Statewatch Analysis: A bit more freedom and justice and a lot more security by Tony Bunyan: http://www.statewatch.org/analyses/no-95-stockholm-action-plan.pdf "The “harnessing of the digital tsunami” as advocated by the EU Future Group and the surveillance society, spelt out in Statewatch’s “The Shape of Things to Come” is embedded […]

More security at any price

Christine Wicht The Stockholm Programme of the European Union The Stockholm Programme, the latest in a series of EU agreements on security policy, was endorsed in December 2009. Based on the "principle of availability", the Programme plans to enable the cross-border collection, processing and sharing of data on a massive scale. Supposedly promoting "openness and […]

Protest and events against the adoption of the Stockholm program in Brussels

After Tampere and The Hague, the Stockholm program will constitute the next 5-year-framework for Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) within the EU and its member states. The new program claims to build up the ‘area of freedom, justice and security’, but in fact it will continue to implement an even tighter regime of surveillance and […]

JHA: Fill in gaps of Stockholm Programme in relation to irregular migration

(Brussels, 30 November) There are major gaps and inconsistencies in the draft Stockholm Programme where irregular migration is concerned, says Amnesty International on the day that Justice and Home Affairs Ministers will be adopting the five year policy document. In a letter (available here) the organization expressed concern towards the EU’s plans on irregular migration. […]

Stockholm programme : MEPs seek balance between liberty and security

A European Court of Cyber Affairs, mutual recognition by EU Member States of same-sex couples, and a set of prisoners‘ rights in the EU should be incorporated in the 4-year Stockholm programme of laws to consolidate EU citizens‘ rights, said MEPs at a joint meeting of the Civil Liberties, Legal Affairs and Constitutional Affairs committees […]

House of Lords on Stockholm Programme

HOUSE OF LORDS European Union Committee 25th Report of Session 2008–09 The Stockholm Programme: home affairs Report with Evidence Ordered to be printed 3 November 2009 and published 9 November 2009 Published by the Authority of the House of Lords London : The Stationery Office Limited Download: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldeucom/175/175.pdf

Next month in Bruxelles: Stop another 5 year program of death and detention!

30th of November and 1st of December 2009 in Brussels – Transnational Protests in front of the EU – Justice and Home Affairs – Meeting [noborder.org] Refugee Protection and Migrants Rights instead of a brutal EU-Border-regime! No to the repressive Stockholm program! After Tampere and The Hague, the Stockholm program will constitute the next 5-year-framework […]

The Stockholm Program: An open and secure Europe serving the citizen (as drafted by Swedish Presidency 6 October) [Update]

Update 19th October: This leaked document has significant differences to the official one, released 10 days later. Statewatch yesterday analysed the changes. (DRAFT 6/10.2009) The Challenges Ahead Towards a Citizens Europe in the Area of  freedom, security and justice The European Council endorses the Stockholm Program, which sets out the priority actions for the next […]

Human Rights must be the cornerstone, and not just a reference, of the Stockholm Programme

European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (AEDH) Brussels, October, 7th 2009. The European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (AEDH) welcomes the adoption for the upcoming 5 years of a Programme on the “freedom, security and justice area” which will succeed the Hague Programme. AEDH wishes for a more global and balanced […]

Parliament split on ‚progressive‘ Swedish immigration programme

MEPs last week (8 October) debated the Swedish EU Presidency’s proposed new programme for freedom, security and justice in the EU. The plans, which are in line with Sweden’s progressive national policies, were welcomed by liberal MEPs but described as weak on immigration by southern Europeans. The meeting in the European Parliament, which featured no […]