Saturday, 17 October 2009

Stockholm Programme published ─ or not

The Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union has published ─ they say ─ a first draft Stockholm Programme, regarding EU police and customs cooperation, rescue services cooperation, criminal and civil law cooperation, and asylum, migration and visa policy for the period 2010-2014.

The Stockholm Programme will be presented to ministers of justice and home affairs on 30 November-1 December, and to foreign ministers on 6-7 December, prior to adoption by the European Council on 10-11 December.

Click on the link for additional information on the Swedish Presidency’s Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) web page, including items about the Stockholm Programme.


Stockholm Programme draft published?

Despite several attempts to access the 16 October 2009 draft Stockholm Programme through two links on the Swedish EU Council Presidency pages and a web page of the Government of Sweden, nothing happened.

If there is a technical error, it should be corrected soon, because the area of freedom, security and justice becomes even more important under the Treaty of Lisbon, and the balance between freedoms and security is one of the most challenging issues facing the European Union as a whole, the member states and EU citizens.

Dear Readers,

Tell me, if you have succeeded in accessing the official draft.

Ralf Grahn