Extending the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: the Crucial Case of Poland
For Poland, the largest new member of the European Union, 2004 was the beginning of a crucial period for its future development. Accession preparations had been intensive, but significant progress still had to be made on implementing and enforcing the EU acquis in full. This chapter sets forth why the EU acquis in the field of justice and home affairs (JHA) — including the Schengen acquis as integrated into the EU framework — needs special attention in the early post-enlargement phase, and why Poland is an exceptionally important case in this respect. The chapter’s objective is to assess the costs and benefits of EU membership for Poland in the field of JHA, and to discuss the remaining challenges, as well as measures that could facilitate Poland’s further integration into the EU’s JHA/Schengen cooperation.
KeywordsMigration Europe Transportation Income Coherence
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.This chapter is based on I. Piórko’s Ph.D. thesis, forthcoming at the Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, and research conducted by I. Piórko and M. Sie Dhian Ho in the context of the Natolin European Centre project, Costs and Benefits of Poland’s Membership in the European Union (Warsaw: Natolin European Centre, 2003).Google Scholar
- 7.P. Stachańczyk, Cudzoziemcy (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Zrzeszenia Prawników Polskich, 1998), p. 9.Google Scholar
- 8.S. Lodziński, Problemy polityki migracyjnej Polski w latach 1989–1998 (czerwiec) a nowa ustawa o cudzoziemcach (Warsaw: Biuro Studiów i Ekspertyz Kancelarii Sejmu, 1998), p. 1.Google Scholar
- 15.M. Adamczyk, ‘Border Guard of the Republic of Poland. Modern European Border Force’ (Warsaw: International Cooperation and European Integration Bureau of the Border Guard Headquarters, unpublished paper, 2002), pp. 30–31.Google Scholar
- 27.Ministry of Interior and Administration, Strategia zintegrowanego zarządzania granicą w latach 2003–2005 (Warsaw: Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji, 2002), p. 108.Google Scholar
- 31.W.M. Orlowski, ‘Konsekwencje ekonomiczne Schengen’, in Institute of Public Affairs (ed.), Polska droga do Schengen — Opinie ekspertów (Warsaw: Instytut Spraw Publicznych, 2001), p. 97.Google Scholar
- 36.Council of Ministers, Raport w sprawie korzyści i kosztów integracji Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z Unią Europejską (Warsaw: Rada Ministrów, 2000), p. 110.Google Scholar