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#51 Does the Stockholm Programme matter? The Struggles over Ownership of AFSJ Multiannual Programming
#51 Does the Stockholm Programme matter? The Struggles over Ownership of AFSJ Multiannual Programming

Author(s): Elspeth Guild, Sergio Carrera
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Migration Studies, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Stockholm Programme; AFSJ Multiannual programming;
Summary/Abstract: Does the 2009 Stockholm Programme matter? This paper addresses the controversies experienced at EU institutional levels as to ‘who’ should have ownership of the contours of the EU’s policy and legislative multiannual programming in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) in a post-Lisbon Treaty landscape. It examines the struggles around the third multiannual programme on the AFSJ, i.e. the Stockholm Programme, and the dilemmas affecting its implementation. The latest affair to emerge relates to the lack of fulfilment by the European Commission of the commitment to provide a mid-term evaluation of the Stockholm Programme’s implementation by mid-2012, as requested by both the Council and the European Parliament.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-94-6138-253-5
  • Page Count: 40
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English