Informal Justice and Home Affairs Ministers, Amsterdam, 25-26 January 2015


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Programme (pdf)


Discussion Paper European Border and Coast Guard (pdf)

"Border control is necessary to prevent illegal immigration and crossing of the borders by persons who pose a threat to the public order or security of MS or the Schengen area."

The paper puts on the table key issues in the creation of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency: a) the power of the Agency to carry out "vulnerability assessments" and require a Member State to undertake improvements - this Decision would be binding and b) "The right to intervene in case of a situation at the external border requiring urgent action".

Discussion Paper on counter terrorism (pdf) Asks what steps are needed to increase information sharing between agencies and EU Member States and whether the "local approach" is one way forward?

Discussion Paper on tackling cybercrime (pdf)

Discussion Paper on the European Forensic Science Area 2020 (pdf)

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