EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, 8 June 2004 in Luxembourg

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Updated 9.6.04

1. Press release (pdf).

2. Statement by Mr Solana to the Council meeting: Statement (pdf) This gives the "EU Sitcen" (Joint Situation Centre) based in the emerging EU military capacity, a role in gathering intelligence on terrorism inside the EU. The press release says: "the Secretary General / High Representative to make proposals in relation to integrating, within the Council Secretariat, an intelligence capacity on all aspects of the terrorist threat"

3. EU: New EU Action Plan on terrorism adopted 8 June by the Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg: The Plan is an update of the Action Plan dated 14 November 2002: 13909/1/02. A fuller list of measures is set out in the Commission's "Compendium". Both the Plan of Action and the Compendium should be assessed against the Statewatch "Scoreboard" which analysed the measures agreed at the EU Summit on 25 March 2004 and found that a number had little or nothing to do with combating terrorism.

a. EU Plan of Action on combating terrorism (dated 1 June): Full-text (pdf)
b. European Commission Compendium: Counter-terrorism Actions: Full-text (pdf)
c. Report on implementation: Full-text (pdf)
d. Report from EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator: two "peer" evaluations: 9876/04 (pdf)
e. Role of the Working Party on Terrorism: 8673/1/04 (pdf)
f. Working structures on terrorism - Options paper: 9791/04 (pdf)
g. Statewatch Scoreboard (pdf) Statewatch Timetable updated: 2 June 2004 (pdf)

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