The External Dimension of the EU´s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (2012:1)

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While the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) is generally viewed as an internal policy of the European Union, it also has a significant external dimension. Following several initiatives from the European Council, the EU has thus become a global player in areas such as migration policy, the fight against terrorism and organised crime. Indeed, the Treaty of Lisbon intends to enhance the Union’s capacity to act on the international stage, and notably as regards the various aspects of the AFSJ.

This report provides a timely assessment of the impact which the new Treaty is having on the external posture of the EU as regards its fast developing AFSJ. The report is published in the context of the SIEPS research programme on The EU external action and the Treaty of Lisbon and was presented at the seminar The External Dimension of the EU´s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.

 

Jörg Monar is Professor and Director of Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and Professor of Contemporary European Studies at the Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex (Brighton, UK)