Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm
This book introduces the main changes induced by the Lisbon Treaty and the Stockholm Programme in the field of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA). The creation of an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) has become one of the main objectives of the Union next to the completion of the internal market. The construction of an AFSJ stems from the original ambitions to turn the four freedoms of movement into a reality. This has led to a fascinating policy field, which touches upon citizens' rights, migration, asylum, borders, but also police and judicial cooperation. It impacts directly EU citizens' life but also third countries nationals as well as EU's foreign policy. Readmission agreement, migration or border control are at the heart of EU external relations.
It is within this context that this book brings a fresh look on the AFSJ. The Lisbon Treaty and the Stockholm Programme have indeed introduced fundamental changes to JHA governance as well as new policy priorities. The contributions to this book assess briefly the acquis so far and elaborate on the future challenges that remain, in order to turn the area of freedom, security and justice into a reality, both for citizens and practitioners. Written by experts with different backgrounds, academics, policy makers and practitioners, they make this book a very useful tool for a broad audience including EU officials, judges, lawyers, academics, students and police officers.