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Week starting 28/05/2012
- Point of departure and Work Programme of the Horizontal Working Party
on Drugs (HDG) for the first half of 1999 under the German Presidency
scourge of drug abuse, addiction, dependence, illegal drug trafficking
and the many forms of drug-related crime poses a serious threat to
humanity as it nears the end of the 20th century." The EU's proposed
response in this document is therefore to develop a global,
multidiscplinary "combat strategy" centred on a "balanced approach to
reducing illegal drug supply and demand", acknowledging "the principle
of shared responsibility among all States affected by the drugs
problems." Details of related Council working parties are provided, as
is more specific information on the work programme for the Horizontal
Working Party on Drugs.
- 12402/1/98 REV 1
- ACT No 1/98 OF THE JOINT SUPERVISORY BODY OF EUROPOL of 23 November
1998 laying down its rules of procedure [in English and French]
rules of procedure, working methods, and areas of confidentiality as of
November 1998 of the Joint Supervisory Body of Europol.
- Multidisciplinary Group on Organised Crime concerning the draft
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (MDG)
This document reflects the position of the different delegations
regarding the initial draft United Nations Convention against
Transnational Organised Crime (MDG) and the amendments proposed to the
UN as a result, in view of the signature of the Palermo Protocol.
- 9809/98 - Strategy paper on immigration and asylum policy
- Intended to form the basis "for the European Union's future
immigration policy", this paper from the Austrian delegation attempts to
take forward the 1991 initiative of the European Commission to
establish a European immigration and asylum policy. The paper covers
border control, visas, integration, displaced persons, employment,
- SCH/Com-ex (97) decl. 5 rev.
- DRAFT DECLARATION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - MAIN CONCLUSIONS FROM
THE SEMINAR HELD IN LISBON ON 14 & 15 APRIL 1997 ON JOINT MEASURES
AS OPPOSED TO INDIVIDUAL MEASURES TAKEN BY THE SCHENGEN STATES (ARTICLE
2(2) OF THE SCHENGEN CONVENTION)
- Outlines the outcome from a seminar on police cooperation,
concluding that further use could be made of "ring of steel" searches,
pilot projects, and jointly-manned police stations, and "in the future
police and customs cooperation centres representing all of the law
enforcement services could be used."
- SCH/I (97) 166 rev.
- NOTE FROM THE PORTUGUESE PRESIDENCY RE: Final evaluation of the Pilot
Project Surveillance of Routes used for the trafficking of stolen
vehicles carried out with the intervening countries
- The evaluation of a multi-national pilot project dealing with
the surveillance of routes used for the trafficking of stolen vehicles
which seems to have involved Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden,
Austria, Spain, Belgium and France, as well as Europol and Interpol.
Joint Customs Operations (JCOs), Joint Police Operations (JPOs), and
Joint Police and Customs Operations (JCPOs) are now commonplace in the
- SCH/Com-ex (97) 6 rev.
- DRAFT DECISION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE approving the Schengen
Manual on police cooperation in the field of public order and security
- "The purpose of this manual is to foster cooperation between the
Schengen States with regard to the maintenance of public order and
security. Cooperation referred to in this manual is based on Article 46
of the Schengen Convention."
- SCH/Com-ex (97) 2 rev 2 - DRAFT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DECISION ON THE AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE SIS II PRELIMINARY STUDY
- The beginnings of the second-generation Schengen Information
System (SIS II), which is still in development today and due to come
into use next year. See a Statewatch News Online article on SIS II and the Visa Information System for more information.
- [no document number] - 1868th JHA Council: membership (judicial cooperation in family law matters - Brussels Convention II
- Interesting documents comprising an organisation chart of the
then JHA Council including the names of the officials represented there,
giving an insight into the career evolution of some of the current EU
- SCH/Com-ex (94) 11
- Decision of the Executive Committee regarding the adoption of:
Implementation of Title II, chapter 7 of the convention implementing the
Schengen Agreement (asylum application)
- [In French] The title II chapter 7 is one of the first EU
attempts to harmonise practices with respect to asylum procedures in
Europe. Article 31 establishes that the Member State where the asylum
claim is lodged for the first time is responsible for the examination of
the asylum claim and the reception of the asylum-seekers (contrary to
the current "Dublin" system whereby the first country of entry is
responsible for the examination of the claim).
Week starting 08/05/2012
- 9299/1/98 REV 1 - External
frontier strategy - Guide for the application of risk analysis in
combating smuggling in the field of general aviation under the third
Austrian Presidency seeks to continue with work on extending the use of
"risk analysis" techniques in customs operations focusing on "general
aviation", which "encompasses both private and business air travel and
private flying and leisure trips. In general aviation medium-sized and
small aircraft are used both for leisure trips and to carry goods or
passengers in exchange for or without payment."
- 13269/98 ADD 1
- Comprehensive Action Plan for EU/Latin America Counter-Drugs
Assistance, including interregional Cooperation with the Caribbean:
- An extensive annex to document 13269/98
outlining the actions taken by the EU in Latin American and the
Caribbean in an attempt to disrupt the production of drugs.Includes
details on Member States involved, duration, and funding. See also 13269/2/98 REV 2 and 13269/3/98 REV 3.
- 13310/98 - CIREFI Statistics for the second quarter of 1998
- A 132-page document providing statistics from a wide number of
Member States on "refused aliens"; "aliens illegally present"; "aliens
who entered illegally"; "facilitators apprehended"; "facilitated
aliens"; "removed aliens"
- 14151/98 - The fight against drug trafficking in the Caribbean region
Caribbean continues to be an important transit area for drugs produced
in Latin America whose final destination is in the North American
continent or Europe. However, over the last ten years or so, this role
as a transit area has been couple with a considerable increase in local
consumption, whihc... has evolved towards more harmful drugs...
Consumption of these products leads to personality disorders resulting
in violent behaviour and public security problems (attacks, robberies,
murders)." See 14152/98 for a report on the Balkans and Near-Middle East; 14184/98 on Central Europe; 14187/98 on Africa; 14278/98 on South America; 14383/98 on South-West Asia.
- 14436/98 - System of reference codes precisely defining the signs of falsification revealed during the examination of false documents
- A document demonstrating the way in which false documents were/are analysed and categorised.
- 5045/99 - Electronic surveillance and video surveillance - Summary of replies to questionnaire 11073/97 ENFOPOL 194
technologies provide the public with additional security tools, whether
used privately or by the police. As a follow-up to the Noordwijk seminar
on crime prevention (Netherlands, 11 to 14 May 1998), the French
delegation proposed that the Police Cooperation Working Party launch a
debate on video and electronic surveillance, on the basis of a survey of
legislation and practice in the Member States of the EU. Fourteen
Member States replied to the questionnaire"
- 14330/98 - Transparency: list of topics on which there could be open debates at meetings of the Council
Presidency offers a rather limited list of topics on which the Council
"could" have open debates in the name of transparency.