EU's operational plan for 2003

The Council of the European Union's operational plan covering the Greek (1 January-30 June 2003) and Italian Presidencies (1 July-31 December 2003) presents a global overview of the EU's policies.

The section covering justice and home affairs issues is reproduced below. It includes:

- immigration: escorts for expulsion by air;

- Europol: improving the "operational aspects of Europol's activities and a "wider contribution by Member States to the Europol database";

- PCTF: "enhancing the strategic role of the European Police Chiefs Task Force";

- terrorism: creating "a register of natural persons involved in the financing of terrorist activities";

- seeking agreement on mutual assistance, like the controversial one with the USA (still to be agreed), with Canada, Russia and Switzerland.

1. Detailed section on justice and home affairs: JHA issues (small pdf)
2. Plan: Full-text (Word file)


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