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EU security state gears up for action

The EU has been waiting for years to launch its Internal Security Strategy (ISS) and the Standing Committee on Internal Security (COSI) which will be responsible for developing it. Back in 2003 It was thought that the Lisbon Treaty would be well in place by now, instead the Lisbon Treaty and the Stockholm Programme have come into effect at the same time. What the ISS and COSI have in common is that they both form part of the matrix of the next stage of the growing European state.

Read the rest of Tony Bunyan's account of the burgeoning EU security state

Migrant worker or criminal?

The Council of Europe has produced an interesting report which looks into the ioncreasing crimnalisation of immigration. The Issue Paper by Thomas Hammarberg,Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Criminalisation of migration in Europe: Human Rights implications can be downladed for free from the Statewatch website
Homeland Security comes to Europe

Homeland Security comes to Europe, a Statewatch analysis by by Ben Hayes argues that the legacy of the “war on terror” is a new way of thinking about security and a cash cow for the defence industry. Read the full report