Recommendation for the Czech Strategy against Systematic Disinformation Campaigns of Foreign Powers

European Values Think-Tank’s Jakub Janda, Head of the Kremlin Watch Programme, put together a cohesive recommendation for the Czech Strategy against Systematic Disinformation Campaigns of Foreign Powers. This strategy proposal was developed under umbrella of Audit of National Security, organized by Interior Ministry of the Czech Republic. European Values Think-Tank served as a consultant for chapter “Influence of Foreign Powers”. Číst dále

Schengen in the spotlight: a Europe with or without borders?

In the context of the ongoing refugee and migration crisis the new focus of the EPC’s Migration and Diversity (EMD) Programme is to generate and develop policy recommendations, provide decision-makers and public opinion with expertise and independent information, as well as to promote a positive and constructive dialogue on the multidimensional consequences of Europe’s migration crisis.

The European Values Think Tank contributed to this new publication by EPC titled “Schengen in the spotlight: a Europe with or without borders?” with a chapter by Radko Hokovský, the executive director.

 

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Anti-Radicalisation Measures in the EU

The European Values Think-Tank introduces a background paper “Anti-Radicalisation Measure in the EU”. Radicalisation – both political and religious – presents one of the biggest security threats for European states and their democratic systems.  This paper focuses at ways how to tackle militant Islamism, which at present seems to be the most serious challenge especially in the Western Europe. The analysis was created by the Counter-Radicalisation Task Force, an expert group which analyses the trend of radicalisation among European Muslims. It is available in PDF format HEREČíst dále

Greece and the protection of the external borders of the Schengen area

The European Values think tank  publishes this background paper entitled “Greece and the protection of the external borders of the Schengen area”. The text was written by the analysts from the Migration Policy Task Force, the expert group of the European Values think tank, which deals with migration and asylum policy on the Czech and European level. Its aim is to develop solution proposals and legislative measures to ensure control over how many people, of what the origin and qualifications, reside in the Czech Republic and in the member states. The paper is available here in PDFČíst dále

The Challenge of the Islamic State

The European Values Think-Tank is publishing a background paper “The Challenge of the Islamic State”, authored by Shmuel Bar, Senior Research Fellow at the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research, founder and CEO of IntuView Ltd. This background paper was written for the 2015 Prague European Summit. It is available in PDF format HERE. Číst dále

The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Summary

  • The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice is given by the article 3/2 of the European Union Agreement: “The Union shall offer its citizens an area of freedom, security and justice without internal frontiers, in which the free movement of persons is ensured in conjunction with appropriate measures with respect to external border controls, asylum, immigration and the prevention and combating of crime.”
  • The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice is also paid attention to in the Title V of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
  • In order to build the area of freedom, security and justice, the Stockholm programme setting the aims and priorities of the European Union (EU) was adopted in 2009.
  • The topics contained in the Stockholm programme include harmonisation in the area of criminal and civil rights with the cross border elements, fight against organised crime and terrorism, visa policy and security of the external border, finishing of the asylum system and common immigration policy.
  • The programme was a five-year programme and it will expire by the end of the year 2014; at its meeting in June the European Council, based on the article 68 of the TFEU, will adopt strategic changes to the legislative and operative planning replacing the Stockholm programme for the next term.
  • At its meeting, the European Council will have to evaluate the existing development in the area and define the key topics for the future.

The emphasis should be on the implementation and advancement of the existing regulations rather than on creation of new legislation.

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