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Enlarging the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Cláudia Faria (ed.)
ISBN 13 978-90-6779-189-2 EIPA Code #: 2004/C/01 Year: 2004 Pages: 77

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Mixed texts in English and French
The enlargement of the EU on 1 May 2004 is an historic and unique opportunity for Europe in all fields. For Justice and Home Affairs the challenges are unprecedented, particularly for the areas of border control and criminal judicial cooperation.
In a preview of the post-enlargement situation, this book presents the proceedings of the 10th Schengen Colloquium, which tackled the possible consequences of enlargement on the area of freedom, security and justice.
Over the past 10 years, editing the proceedings of the Schengen Colloquium has become a tradition at EIPA. Although much has changed during that time �" the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty, the inclusion of the Schengen Agreements in the framework of the EU, Europe "a la carte", the creation of new EU agencies and bodies, finalising the negotiations with the new Member States �" the subject is more current than ever.
This book is not only current, it is also focused. It goes straight to the heart of the matter by elaborating upon issues where immigration plays a determining role. In less than 20 years, Europe changed from a land of emigrants to a host for immigrants coming from all points of the globe. This change has influenced national and EU policies, and shaped cities, population and politics. Enlargement brings challenges and the need for appropriate solutions.
This book brings added value to all those interested in the enlargement process, in the areas of border control and immigration and, in fact, to all concerned citizens of the new Europe. The challenges lie ahead.